hunch / hənch/ • v. [tr.] raise (one's shoulders) and bend the top of one's body forward: he thrust his hands in his pockets, hunching his shoulders | [intr.] he hunched over his glass. ∎ [intr.] bend one's body into a huddled position: I hunched up as small as I could. ∎ shove or push; nudge: she hunched me and winked.• n. 1. a feeling or guess based on intuition rather than known facts: she was acting on a hunch.2. a humped position or thing: the hunch of his back.3. chiefly dial. a thick piece; a hunk: a hunch of bread.
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