sit on one's heels;
"In some cultures, the women give birth while squatting"
"The children hunkered down to protect themselves from the sandstorm"
"During the sandstorm, they hunkered down in a small hut"
hold stubbornly to a position;
"The wife hunkered down and the husband's resistance began to break down"
- He woke up at four, ahead of the rooster at the street corner, bathed at the well, and sat down on a piece of deerskin to meditate.