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English definition of “hunch”

hunch

noun [C]  /hʌntʃ/ us  

hunch noun [C] (IDEA)

an idea that is based on feeling and for which there is no proof: [+ that clause] I had a hunch that you’d be here.

hunch

verb [I/T]  /hʌntʃ/ us  

hunch verb [I/T] (BEND)

to lean forward with your shoulders raised or to bend your back and shoulders into a rounded shape: [I] We gathered in a circle and hunched over the fire to get warm.
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