Today’s word of the day is ‘Hunker‘ Let us understand more about this word.
Hunker [ huhng-ker ]
What is the etymology of the word?
The word first emerged in the Scots language in the 18th century.
What is this word’s grammar?
The word is a verb, i.e., it demonstrates an action or an occurrence.
Does the word have a past tense? What is it?
How is the word pronounced in popular languages?
1. Hindi – Neeche jhukana
2. Spanish – Agachándose
3. French – S’accroupir
4. Mandarin – Dūn xià
How to use this word in a sentence?
1. “Might as well hunker down right here on the ground,” Jed said
2. When life gets traumatic do you prefer to hunker down and grieve in private, or open up to others?
3. Administrations almost always hunker down in these situations and hope they pass.
4. Their strategy for the moment is to hunker down and let the fuss die down
5. He liked to hunker down and talk.
What are some synonyms of the word of the day?
Some synonyms of the word are:
bend, bow, cower, dip, duck, grovel, huddle, hunch, kneel, quail, squat, stoop, wince, quat, etc.
What are some antonyms of the word of the day?
Some antonyms of the word are:
face, meet, straighten, etc
At this point, people should basically hunker down in their homes and try to weather the storm there, unless they have the gas to get out tonight.
With all of the active weather going on, Mrs. Stanley decided to get a roadrunners-eye-view on the forecast for her nest from the operations floor window. She's aware to hunker down for some gusty winds & blowing dust from the outflow boundary moving through. #nmwx #txwx pic.twitter.com/GY8PpyQSrh
— NWS El Paso (@NWSElPaso) June 13, 2021