Word:

Hunker down

Hun´ker down
v.1.to crouch or squat; to sit on one's haunches.
2.to settle in at a location for an extended period; - also (figuratively) to maintain a position and resist yielding to some pressure, as of public opinion.
3.to take shelter, literally or figuratively; to assume a defensive position to resist difficulties.
While many businessmen were hunkering down for another bust after the lean years of the Second World War and the Great Depression before it, Taylor and company correctly reckoned it was the dawn of an era of prosperity and growth.
- Richard Siklos [Shades of Black, 1995]
Verb1.hunker down - sit on one's heels; "In some cultures, the women give birth while squatting"; "The children hunkered down to protect themselves from the sandstorm"
2.hunker down - take shelter; "During the sandstorm, they hunkered down in a small hut"
3.hunker down - hold stubbornly to a position; "The wife hunkered down and the husband's resistance began to break down"
hide, hide out
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hunger strike
Hunger-bit
Hunger-starve
Hungered
Hungerer
Hungerly
Hungred
Hungrily
hungriness
Hungry
Hungry Programmers
hungry puppy
Hungry ViewKit
hungus
Hunk
Hunker
-- Hunker down --
hunkered
hunkered down
Hunkerism
Hunkers
Hunkpapa
Hunks
Hunky
hunky-dory
Hunnemania fumariifolia
Hunnemannia
Hunnish
Hunt
hunt club
hunt down
Hunt the Wumpus
Hunt's-up
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