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  • verb Present participle of hunch.


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  • Hoping he wasn't but "hunching" he was downs was not helpful.

    No Matter What 2007

  • If a player is caught "hunching," that is, pushing his fist beyond the line while shooting, and makes a hit, he must replace the marble and shoot over again.

    Healthful Sports for Boys Alfred Rochefort

  • Many pain problems come from habits and tensions that people carry in their body from day to day, such as hunching the shoulders at a computer or tensing the neck and jaw when driving a car.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local ( 2010

  • The victim told his family that he hated Hughes, accusing Hughes of "hunching" him and kissing him on the cheek and mouth in a bathroom at the nursing center between July 1 and Aug. 8,

    unknown title 2009

  • It flattened its ears down at the sound of the man's voice, and its restless, hunching movements and the liftings and shiftings of its forefeet became more pronounced but it would not come to the man.

    To Build A Fire 2010

  • In front of me, the incubus stumbled, pressing his body into the side of the house and hunching over Melanie.

    Brush of Darkness Allison Pang 2011

  • It was a wonderful, warm, tropical night, and without a word, we started a kind of simian step, hunching our shoulders up and down and dragging our knuckles on the fine sand.

    Daniel Glick - An interview with author 2010

  • Few people who work in customer service, for example, would describe their work as a calling -- thinking back on my years of hunching over a humid sink and mopping greasy floors while working as a dishwasher, I sure wouldn't, anyway.

    Chris Stedman: Do Only Religious People Have A 'Calling'? Chris Stedman 2011

  • I placed the nib back in the ink pot and rose from my stool, my back in agony from hunching over my work in the candlelight.

    The mythic life of the writer « Write Anything 2010

  • As he looked apathetically about him, his eyes chanced on the dog, sitting across the ruins of the fire from him, in the snow, making restless, hunching movements, slightly lifting one forefoot and then the other, shifting its weight back and forth on them with wistful eagerness.

    To Build A Fire 2010


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