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    to hunker down

    Dear teachers,
    What's the exact meaning of "hunker down"?
    May it be for istance, when there's an earthquake and everybody goes under a table or in a secure location bending down on his kneels to protect himself?

    Can you do any example using this verb, please?


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    Re: to hunker down

    It doesn't have to suggest a specific pose. It means to retreat to a place of safety and stay there until the danger passes. It can be days, so you would not be in the same position the whole time, obviously.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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