Definition of Hunch over
1. Verb. Round one's back by bending forward and drawing the shoulders forward.
Generic synonyms: Change Posture
Entails: Bend, Flex
Derivative terms: Hump, Hunch
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Literary usage of Hunch over
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Nonfiction Matters: Reading, Writing, and Research in Grades 3-8 by Stephanie Harvey (1998)
"They pore over books, hunch over writing folders, flip through note cards, and study computer screens. A quiet buzz fills the room. ..."
2. Longman's Magazine by Charles James Longman (1886)
"... if you cut the front part of it short, and comb a great hunch over the forehead, making a red pillow, and then roll the rest of it up in a knot behind ? ..."
3. Handbook of Severe Disability: A Text for Rehabilitation Counselors, Other edited by Walter C. Stolov, Michael R. Clowers (2000)
"The lack of gravity assisting elimination, the awkwardness of the bedpan, and inability to hunch over and bear down all conspire to ..."
4. Torture and Ill-Treatment: Israel's Interrogation of Palestinians from the by Human Rights Watch/Middle East (1994)
"Again, the hand rings are located below an average man's waist, forcing detainees to hunch over in a way that grows increasingly painful. ..."
5. Beside Still Waters by Maria Luisa Fargion (1992)
"It's a bit too low for a desk, and I must hunch over, sitting on a bench. But I feel comfortable up there, and ‘Cattaneo' consoles me. ..."