Definition of hunch (Entry 2 of 2) 1 : an act or instance of pushing someone or something in a rough or careless manner : an act or instance of hunching (see hunch entry 1 sense transitive) give him a good hunch with your foot — Abraham Tucker. 2 a : a thick piece : lump barter it for a hunch of cake — Flora Thompson.
verb [ I or T ] uk. Your browser doesn't support HTML5 audio. / hʌntʃ / us. Your browser doesn't support HTML5 audio. / hʌntʃ /. 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.
hunch. verb [ I or T ] us. Your browser doesn't support HTML5 audio. / hʌntʃ / uk. Your browser doesn't support HTML5 audio. / hʌntʃ /. to lean forward with your shoulders raised or to bend your back and shoulders into a rounded shape: We hunched around the fire to keep warm.
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"
to have an idea about what did, will, or should happen; to have a feeling that something will or should happen. I had a hunch that you would be here when I arrived. I have a hunch about the way things will happen. See also: have, hunch.
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.
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.
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.