hunch meaning: 1. an idea that is based on feeling and for which there is no proof: 2. to lean forward with your…. Learn more.
hunch - an impression that something might be the case; "he had an intuition that something had gone wrong" suspicion , intuition impression , notion , belief , feeling , opinion - a vague idea in which some confidence is placed; "his impression of her was favorable"; "what are your feelings about the crisis?"; "it strengthened my belief in his sincerity"; "I had a feeling that she was lying"
1. countable noun. If you have a hunch about something, you are sure that it is correct or true, even though you do not have any proof . [informal] I had a hunch that Susan and I would work well together. Then Mr. Kamenar, acting on a hunch, ran a computer check at the Federal Election Commission.
to lean forward with your shoulders raised or to bend your back and shoulders into a rounded shape: We hunched round the fire to keep warm. Stand up straight and don't hunch your back. SMART Vocabulary: related words and phrases. Not holding the body upright. bent double. bowed.
hunch. ( hʌntʃ) n. 1. an intuitive guess or feeling. 2. another word for hump. 3. a lump or large piece. vb. 4. to bend or draw (oneself or a part of the body) up or together. 5. (usually foll by: up) to sit in a hunched position.
A push or thrust, as with the elbow. (intransitive) 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. WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2021. hunch (hunch), USA pronunciation. v.t. to thrust out or up in a hump; arch: to hunch one's back. to shove, push, or jostle. v.i.
3. To cause someone or something to bend, slouch, or stoop forward. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "hunch" and "over." Having to carry those heavy bags of coal for so many years has hunched the poor man over really badly. I had to hunch the mannequin over to make it fit in the display.