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Definition of Hunch


  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.
  4. To push or jostle with the elbow; to push or thrust suddenly.
  5. To thrust out a hump or protuberance; to crook, as the back.
  6. 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.

Hunch Quotations

Indecision may come from an instinctive hunch that there's more you need to know - which means it's time to learn everything you can about the pros and cons of each option. You can continue on this track, however, only as long as you're unearthing genuinely new information.
Martha Beck

A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.
Frank Capra

Reality is nothing but a collective hunch.
Lily Tomlin

My hunch is that people often affiliate with causes online for selfish and narcissistic purposes. Sometimes, it may be as simple as trying to impress their online friends, and once you have fashioned that identity, there is very little reason to actually do anything else.
Evgeny Morozov

In England, rain was thin and cold, and made you hunch up inside your coat, walking home from the bus stop. In Jamaica, it was wide and thick and invited you to step into it, and see how wet you could get, and be thrilled that it was warmer than the sea and warmer than your skin; it was abandon.
Sadie Jones
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Hunch Translations

hunch in Norwegian is pukkel, anelse
hunch in Spanish is joroba
hunch in Swedish is puckel
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