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hunker down

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phrasal verb with hunker uk   /ˈhʌŋ.kər/  us   /ˈhʌŋ.kɚ/ verb
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hunker down

 /ˈhʌŋ·kər ˈdɑʊn/
phrasal verb with hunker verb
to sit with your knees bent in front of you so that your buttocks are almost resting on your heels: We hunkered down near the campfire.
To hunker down is also to be prepared to stay in a particular place or situation for as long as necessary, esp. for protection or to achieve something: We hunkered down in the cellar while the storm raged outside. Members of Congress were hunkered down for weeks of debate on the health-care issue.
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Translations of “hunker down”
in Chinese (Simplified) 蹲着, 蹲坐, 蹲守…
in Chinese (Traditional) 蹲著, 蹲坐, 蹲守…
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