Significado de “hunker down” - Diccionario inglés

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hunker down

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

(Definición de hunker down de Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

hunker down en inglés americano

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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.

(Definición de hunker down de Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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