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hunch

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hunch (plural hunches)

  1. A hump; a protuberance.
  2. A stooped or curled posture; a slouch.
    The old man walked with a hunch.
  3. A theory, idea, or guess.
    I have a hunch they'll find a way to solve the problem.
  4. A hunk; a lump; a thick piece.
    a hunch of bread
  5. A push or thrust, as with the elbow.

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hunch (third-person singular simple present hunchs, present participle hunching, simple past and past participle hunched)

  1. (intransitive) To slouch, stoop, curl, or lean.
    Do not hunch over your computer if you want to avoid neck problems.
  2. To push or jostle with the elbow; to push or thrust suddenly.
  3. To thrust out a hump or protuberance; to crook, as the back.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Dryden to this entry?)

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