Meaning of “hunch” in the English Dictionary

"hunch" in British English

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hunchnoun [ C ]

uk /hʌntʃ/ us /hʌntʃ/

hunchverb [ I or T ]

uk /hʌntʃ/ us /hʌntʃ/
hunched
adjective uk /hʌntʃt/ us /hʌntʃt/

Sitting hunched over a computer all day can cause problems.

(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 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.

(Definition of “hunch” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)