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Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Verb Phrase 185. The phrase today is to hunker
down. Okay. We actually have four meanings and four
uses for hunker down today. So let's look at the first one. To sit on one's
heels with knees bent forward. Basically it's the same idea like to squat. Like
what a catcher does in baseball. That sort of a position. So sometimes in your
life you may have to get in that position for certain reasons. Okay. So
let's look at the example here. I had to hunker down to tie that child's shoe.
Well, that could be one reason you do it. In Asia, a lot of times they have a
lot of squat toilet, so you may have to hunker down low just to you know, do your
business. Or number two here. We say to hold stubbornly on to some position. Even
though, they are unable to produce one shred, meaning one little piece of
evidence, they are hunkering down on their accusation. So maybe they're
accusing somebody of something and even though they're trying really hard to
find evidence they can't find any evidence. So they are ... they continue
to hunker down. They don't want to give up on this accusation. Okay. Number three
here. To seek refuge or take shelter. Okay. If you get caught in a blizzard. You know,
it's a really bad windy snowstorm. You may have to hunker down for a few days.
And maybe you get trapped in a house or a building and can't do anything just stay
there for a few days until things clear. You have to hunker down. All right. Number
four here. To concentrate and apply oneself more seriously. Okay. I decided to
hunker down and study for 10 hours straight in the library, so I could get a
good score on that test. So you know, you you're focusing more. You're trying to
get more serious. You really got to hunker down on your studies. So we hear that one a
lot. Anyway, I hope you got it. I hope it was clear. Thank you for your time. Bye bye.
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