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lurch

noun (n)

  • an unsteady uneven gait (noun.act)
    Synonym: stagger, stumble
    source: wordnet30
  • a decisive defeat in a game (especially in cribbage) (noun.event)
    source: wordnet30
  • abrupt up-and-down motion (as caused by a ship or other conveyance) (noun.act)
    Synonym: pitch, pitching
    source: wordnet30
  • the act of moving forward suddenly (noun.act)
    Synonym: lunge
    source: wordnet30
  • An old game played with dice and counters; a variety of the game of tables. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • A sudden roll of a ship to one side, as in heavy weather; hence, a swaying or staggering movement to one side, as that by a drunken man. Fig.: A sudden and capricious inclination of the mind. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • walk as if unable to control one's movements (verb.motion)
    Synonym: careen, keel, reel, stagger, swag
    source: wordnet30
  • move abruptly (verb.motion)
    Synonym: pitch, shift
    Example:
    The ship suddenly lurched to the left.
    source: wordnet30
  • move slowly and unsteadily (verb.motion)
    Example:
    The truck lurched down the road.
    source: wordnet30
  • loiter about, with no apparent aim (verb.stative)
    Synonym: prowl
    source: wordnet30
  • defeat by a lurch (verb.competition)
    Synonym: skunk
    source: wordnet30
  • To swallow or eat greedily; to devour; hence, to swallow up. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To leave in the lurch; to cheat. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To roll or sway suddenly to one side, as a ship or a drunken man. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To withdraw to one side, or to a private place; to lurk. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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