hunching his shoulders up against the blast, he hurried back to the subway.
Keep the head down—tight with the left—no hunching—pivot on the hips.
Then I saw Snell hunching down on a bench, a nerveless and shaken man if there ever was one.
Presently they sought their blankets, leaving Gulden hunching there silent in the gloom.
Meanwhile, there was Elmer hunching his way along the hall toward the moving object in white that had so mystified them.
Then hunching his shoulders, turned inland, and took the field path.
hunching his shoulders, he rammed back against the guard holding him, sending him tumbling.
He shook Farrell off—as it were—with a hunching movement of the shoulder, and turned to me.
"Ask him," said Ben Weatherstaff, hunching his shoulders toward the robin.
Pender hesitated a moment for words, casting about with his hands in the air and hunching his shoulders.
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]