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Verb: hunker  húng-ku(r)
  1. Sit on one's heels
    "The children hunkered down to protect themselves from the sandstorm";
    - squat, hunker down, scrooch [US, informal]

Derived forms: hunkers, hunkered, hunkering

Type of: crouch, crouch down, scooch, sit, sit down

Encyclopedia: Hunker, Pennsylvania