Synonyms for hunker down

Synonyms for (verb) hunker down

Synonyms: hunker down

Definition: hold stubbornly to a position

Usage: The wife hunkered down and the husband's resistance began to break down

Similar words: hold firm, stand fast, stand firm, stand pat

Definition: refuse to abandon one's opinion or belief


Synonyms: crouch, scrunch, scrunch up, squat, hunker, hunker down

Definition: sit on one's heels

Usage: In some cultures, the women give birth while squatting; The children hunkered down to protect themselves from the sandstorm

Similar words: sit, sit down

Definition: be seated


Synonyms: hunker down

Definition: take shelter

Usage: During the sandstorm, they hunkered down in a small hut

Similar words: hide, hide out

Definition: be or go into hiding; keep out of sight, as for protection and safety

Usage: Probably his horse would be close to where he was hiding; She is hiding out in a cabin in Montana