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hunch

noun [C] uk   /hʌntʃ/ us  
an idea that is based on feeling and for which there is no proof: [+ that] I had a hunch that you'd be here. Sometimes you have to be prepared to act on/follow a hunch.

hunch

verb [I or T] uk   /hʌntʃ/ us  
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.
hunched
adjective uk   /hʌntʃt/ us  
Sitting hunched over a computer all day can cause problems.
Translations of “hunch”
in Spanish idea, sospecha, corazonada…
in French intuition…
in German die Ahnung…
in Chinese (Traditional) 直覺, 預感…
in Russian предчувствие, чутье…
in Turkish önsezi, sezgi, içe doğuş…
in Chinese (Simplified) 直觉, 预感…
in Polish przeczucie…
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