verb (used with object)
to thrust out or up in a hump; arch:
to hunch one’s back.
to shove, push, or jostle.
verb (used without object)
to thrust oneself forward jerkily; lunge forward.
to stand, sit, or walk in a bent posture.
a premonition or suspicion; guess:
I have a hunch he’ll run for reelection.
a push or shove.
a lump or thick piece.
an intuitive guess or feeling
another word for hump
a lump or large piece
to bend or draw (oneself or a part of the body) up or together
(intransitive) usually foll by up. to sit in a hunched position
originally (c.1500) a verb, “to push, thrust,” of unknown origin. Meaning “raise or bend into a hump” is 1670s. Perhaps a variant of bunch. The noun is attested from 1620s, originally “a push, thrust.” Figurative sense of “hint, tip” (a “push” toward a solution or answer), first recorded 1849, led to that of “premonition, presentiment” (1904).
: This was too good a hunch play to let drop
An intuitive premonition; a shrewd idea or notion: I gotta hunch she won’t come back
: As I hunch it, the answer is triple
[1904+; said to be fr a gamblers’ belief that touching a hunchback’s hump would bring good luck]
[huhnch] /hʌntʃ/ verb (used with object) 1. to thrust out or up in a hump; arch: to hunch one’s back. 2. to shove, push, or jostle. verb (used without object) 3. to thrust oneself forward jerkily; lunge forward. 4. to stand, sit, or walk in a bent posture. noun 5. a premonition or suspicion; guess: […]
1. hundred; hundreds.
[huhn-drid] /ˈhʌn drɪd/ noun, plural hundreds (as after a numeral) hundred. 1. a cardinal number, ten times ten. 2. a symbol for this number, as 100 or C. 3. a set of this many persons or things: a hundred of the men. 4. hundreds, a number between 100 and 999, as in referring to an […]
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