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What does hunker down mean?

To steadily hold on to a position/To really get into finish something and stop procrastinating.
In Grammar

Is the word hunkered a noun?

No, the word 'hunkered' is the past participle, past tense of the verb 'to hunker'; to squat or crouch down low. The past participle of the verb is also an adjective (the hunk (MORE)
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What is the etymology of 'hunkering down'?

"to squat, crouch," 1720, Scottish, of uncertain origin, possibly from a Scandinavian source, cf. Old Norse huka "to crouch," hoka, hokra "to crawl." Hunker down, Southern U.S (MORE)