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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/
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)







"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/
hunched
adjective uk   us   /hʌntʃt/
Sitting hunched over a ​computer all ​day can ​causeproblems.
(Definition of hunch from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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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