Definitions for hunchhʌntʃ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(v.t.)to thrust out or up in a hump; arch:
to hunch one's back.
to shove, push, or jostle.
(v.i.)to thrust oneself forward jerkily; lunge forward.
to stand, sit, or walk in a bent posture.
(n.)a premonition or suspicion; guess; theory.
a push or shove.
a lump or thick piece.
Origin of hunch:
1590–1600; appar. var. of obs. hinch to push, shove, kick, of obscure orig.
intuition, hunch, suspicion(noun)
an impression that something might be the case
"he had an intuition that something had gone wrong"
the act of bending yourself into a humped position
hunch, hump, hunch forward, hunch over(verb)
round one's back by bending forward and drawing the shoulders forward
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a feeling, not based on evidence, that sth is true
I had a hunch that I'd find you here.
to sit or stand with your shoulders curved tightly inward
people at the bus stop hunched against the cold wind; He sat hunched over a book.
A stooped or curled posture; a slouch.
The old man walked with a hunch.
A theory, idea, or guess.
I have a hunch they'll find a way to solve the problem.
A hunk (piece of something)
To slouch, stoop, curl, or lean.
Do not hunch over your computer if you want to avoid neck problems.
To push or jostle with the elbow; to push or thrust suddenly.
a hump; a protuberance
a lump; a thick piece; as, a hunch of bread
a push or thrust, as with the elbow
to push or jostle with the elbow; to push or thrust suddenly
to thrust out a hump or protuberance; to crook, as the back
Translations for hunch
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
an idea or belief based on one's feelings or suspicions rather than on clear evidence
I have a hunch he'll be late.
- حَدَس، تَخْمينArabic
- palpitePortuguese (BR)
- tušení, podezřeníCzech
- die AhnungGerman
- idea, sospecha, corazonadaSpanish
- dugaan, firasatIndonesian
- grunur, hugboðIcelandic
- sensazione, presentimentoItalian
- 예감, 육감Korean
- nuojauta, nujautimasLithuanian
- nojauta; aizdomasLatvian
- gerak hatiMalay
- anelse, følelse (av), mistanke (om)Norwegian
- intuiţie, presimţireRomanian
- tušenie, predtucha, podozrenieSlovak
- aning, föraning, känslaSwedish
- 預感Chinese (Trad.)
- підозра; передчуттяUkrainian
- اندازہ ، احساسUrdu
- linh cảmVietnamese
- 预感Chinese (Simp.)
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