1 : to thrust oneself forward hunched along for a short spell of safe steps — T. B. Costain. 2 a : to assume a bent or crooked posture folded his hands on the table and hunched forward — Hugh MacLennan. b : to draw oneself into a ball : curl up hunch beneath the covers — Randall Jarrell.
verb [ I or T ] uk. Your browser doesn't support HTML5 audio. / hʌntʃ / us. Your browser doesn't support HTML5 audio. / hʌntʃ /. to lean forward with your shoulders raised or to bend your back and shoulders into a rounded shape: We hunched round the fire to keep warm. Stand up straight and don't hunch your back.
noun. 1 A feeling or guess based on intuition rather than known facts. ‘she was acting on a hunch’. More example sentences. ‘It is only where the decision is clearly random, or based on a hunch or prejudice, that the officer's action is likely to be regarded as unreasonable.’. ‘Based on a hunch, the lawyer asked if the widow had been ...
Learner's definition of HUNCH. 1. [no object] : to bend your body forward and down so that your back is rounded. The generals were hunched [= bent] over the table reading a map. [+] more examples [-] hide examples [+] Example sentences [-] Hide examples. 2.
English appeared to be hunched over, concealing what was described as a large bulge beneath his shirt.
The definition of a hunch is a feeling or a premonition about something, or an arched back while sitting or standing. An example of a hunch is a feeling about who stole the books. An example of a hunch is the shape of the back of someone who does not sit up straight while sitting. noun. 0.
2. verb. If you hunch forward, you raise your shoulders, put your head down, and lean forwards, often because you are cold, ill, or unhappy . He got out his map of Yorkshire and hunched over it to read the small print. [VERB adverb/preposition] Synonyms: crouch, bend, stoop, curve More Synonyms of hunch. 3. verb.
Hunch definition, to thrust out or up in a hump; arch: to hunch one's back. See more.