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hunch


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hunch  \Hunch\,  n. 
  A  strong,  intuitive  impression  that  something  will  happen;  -- 
  said  to  be  from  the  gambler's  superstition  that  it  brings 
  luck  to  touch  the  hump  of  a  hunchback.  [Colloq.  or  Slang] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hunch  \Hunch\,  n.  [Perh.  akin  to  huckle;  cf  hump,  hunch,  bunch, 
  hunk.] 
  1.  A  hump;  a  protuberance. 
 
  2.  A  lump;  a  thick  piece;  as  a  hunch  of  bread. 
 
  3.  A  push  or  thrust,  as  with  the  elbow. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hunch  \Hunch\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Hunched};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Hunching}.] 
  1.  To  push  or  jostle  with  the  elbow;  to  push  or  thrust 
  suddenly. 
 
  2.  To  thrust  out  a  hump  or  protuberance;  to  crook,  as  the 
  back  --Dryden. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hunch 
  n  1:  an  impression  that  something  might  be  the  case;  "he  had  an 
  intuition  that  something  had  gone  wrong"  [syn:  {intuition}, 
  {suspicion}] 
  2:  the  act  of  bending  yourself  up  together 
  v  :  arch  one's  back  [syn:  {hump},  {hunch  forward},  {hunch  over}] 




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