Hunch vs Hunching - What's the difference?

hunch | hunching |


As nouns the difference between hunch and hunching

is that hunch is a hump; a protuberance while hunching is the motion by which something is hunched.

As verbs the difference between hunch and hunching

is that hunch is to slouch, stoop, curl, or lean while hunching is .

hunch

English

Noun

(es)
  • A hump; a protuberance.
  • A stooped or curled posture; a slouch.
  • The old man walked with a hunch .
  • A theory, idea, or guess.
  • I have a hunch they'll find a way to solve the problem.
  • A hunk; a lump; a thick piece.
  • a hunch of bread
  • A push or thrust, as with the elbow.
  • Synonyms

    * (guess) hint, clue

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To slouch, stoop, curl, or lean.
  • Do not hunch over your computer if you want to avoid neck problems.
  • To push or jostle with the elbow; to push or thrust suddenly.
  • To thrust out a hump or protuberance; to crook, as the back.
  • (Dryden)

    Derived terms

    * hunchback * play a hunch, play one's hunch, follow one's hunch

    hunching

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The motion by which something is hunched.
  • * 1864 , George Augustus Sala, John Camden Hotten, Robson: A Sketch