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HUNCH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hunch mean? 

HUNCH (noun)
  The noun HUNCH has 2 senses:

1. an impression that something might be the case
2. the act of bending yourself up together

  Familiarity information: HUNCH used as a noun is rare.


HUNCH (verb)
  The verb HUNCH has 1 sense:

1. arch one's back

  Familiarity information: HUNCH used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HUNCH (noun)


Sense 1hunch [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An impression that something might be the case

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

hunch; suspicion; intuition

Context example:

he had an intuition that something had gone wrong

Hypernyms ("hunch" is a kind of...):

belief; feeling; impression; notion; opinion (a vague idea in which some confidence is placed)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "hunch"):

bosom; heart (the locus of feelings and intuitions)


Sense 2hunch [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of bending yourself up together

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("hunch" is a kind of...):

bending (the act of bending something)


HUNCH (verb)


Sense 1hunch [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Arch one's back

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

hump; hunch; hunch forward; hunch over

Hypernyms (to "hunch" is one way to...):

change posture (undergo a change in bodily posture)

"Hunch" entails doing...:

bend; flex (form a curve)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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