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phrasal verb with hunker uk   /ˈhʌŋ.kər/  us   /-kɚ/ verb
to sit down on your heels: We hunkered down around the campfire, toasting marshmallows. to make yourself comfortable in a place or situation, or to prepare to stay in a place or position for a long time, usually in order to achieve something or for protection: The press have hunkered down for the night outside the palace, waiting for news of the royal birth.
Translations of “hunker down”
in Chinese (Traditional) 蹲著, 蹲坐, 蹲守…
in Chinese (Simplified) 蹲着, 蹲坐, 蹲守…
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