hunch Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “hunch” in the English Dictionary

"hunch" in British English

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hunchnoun [C]

uk   us   /hʌntʃ/
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.

hunchverb [I or T]

uk   us   /hʌntʃ/
to ​leanforward with ​yourshouldersraised or to ​bendyour back and ​shoulders into a ​roundedshape: We hunched round the ​fire to ​keepwarm. Stand up ​straight and don't hunch ​your back.
hunched
adjective uk   us   /hʌntʃt/
Sitting hunched over a ​computer all ​day can ​causeproblems.
(Definition of hunch from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hunch" in American English

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hunchnoun [C]

 us   /hʌntʃ/

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.

hunchverb [I/T]

 us   /hʌntʃ/

hunch verb [I/T] (BEND)

to ​leanforward with ​yourshouldersraised or to ​bendyour back and ​shoulders into a ​roundedshape: [I] We ​gathered in a ​circle and hunched over the ​fire to get ​warm.
(Definition of hunch from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hunch”
in Spanish idea, sospecha, corazonada…
in Vietnamese linh cảm…
in Malaysian gerak hati…
in Thai ลางสังหรณ์…
in French intuition…
in German die Ahnung…
in Chinese (Simplified) 直觉, 预感…
in Turkish önsezi, sezgi, içe doğuş…
in Russian предчувствие, чутье…
in Indonesian dugaan, firasat…
in Chinese (Traditional) 直覺, 預感…
in Polish przeczucie…
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