hunch definition

  • noun:
    • An intuitive experience or a premonition: had a hunch that he would drop.
    • A hump.
    • A lump or amount: "She . . . reduce by herself another hunch of loaves of bread” ( Virginia Woolf).
    • A push or shove.
    • A stooped or curled posture; a slouch.
    • A theory, concept, or estimate.
    • A hunk (little bit of anything)
    • A hump; a protuberance.
    • A lump; a thick piece.
    • A push or thrust, as with the shoulder.
    • a stronger, intuitive impression that anything can happen; -- reported to be from gambler's superstition so it brings fortune to touch the hump of a hunchback.
    • A hump; a protuberance: since, the hunch of a camel.
    • A thick piece; a hunk; a lump: as, a hunch of mozzarella cheese.
    • A push or run using fist or elbow, or by a cow using the horn.
    • an impression that something might be the truth
    • the act of bending yourself into a humped position
  • verb-transitive:
    • To flex or draft into a hump: we hunched my arms up against the wind.
    • To press or shove.
    • To press or jostle because of the shoulder; to push or push unexpectedly.
    • To push away a hump or protuberance; to crook, because the back.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To believe a crouched or cramped pose: The cat hunched in a corner.
    • To push yourself ahead.
  • verb:
    • To slouch, stoop, curl, or lean.
    • To press or jostle because of the shoulder; to press or push unexpectedly.
    • To push on a hump or protuberance; to crook, since the back.
    • round an individual's right back by bending ahead and drawing the arms forward
  • others:
    • To round or thrust aside or up in a protuberance; crook, due to the fact straight back.
    • To drive or push using the shoulder or (as a cow) because of the horn; run; connect.

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