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Lurch

Lurch Meaning & Definition
Lurch Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Lurch?

[n] abrupt up-and-down motion (as caused by a ship or other conveyance); "the pitching and tossing was quite exciting"
[n] an unsteady uneven gait
[n] the act of moving forward suddenly
[v] defeat by a lurch, as in certain card games
[v] loiter about, with no apparent aim
[v] move abruptly
[v] walk as if unable to control one's movements
[v] move slowly and unsteadily; "The truck lurched down the road"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Lurch: careen | keel | lunge | pitch | pitch | pitching | prowl | reel | shift | skunk | stagger | stagger | stumble | swag

Related Terms | Find terms related to Lurch: abandon | amble | barge | bend | bent | bias | blunder | bob | bobble | bowl along | bumble | bundle | capsize | careen | career | clump | coggle | come a cropper | crook | dangle | desert | disposition | drag | droop | drop | fall | fall down | fall flat | fall headlong | fall over | fall prostrate | falter | flounce | flounder | fluctuate | flutter | foot | footslog | forsake | gait | gallop | get a cropper | halt | heave | heel | hippety-hop | hitch | hobble | hobbyhorse | hop | inclination | jilt | jog | jolt | jump | labor | librate | limp | list | lock step | lug | lumber | lunge | make heavy weather | mince | mincing steps | nutate | oscillate | pace | paddle | peg | penchant | pendulate | piaffe | piaffer | pitch | pitch and plunge | pitch and toss | plod | plunge | pound | prance | predilection | predisposition | proclivity | propensity | rack | rear | reel | resonate | rock | roll | sashay | saunter | scend | scuff | scuffle | scuttle | seethe | shake | shamble | sheer | shuffle | sidle | single-foot | skew | skip | slink | slither | slog | slouch | slowness | slue | snap | snapper | sprawl | spread-eagle | stagger | stalk | stammer | stamp | step | stomp | straddle | straggle | stride | stroll | strolling gait | struggle | strut | stumble | stump | swag | swagger | sway | swerve | swing | swinging | take a fall | take a flop | take a header | take a pratfall | take a spill | tendency | thrash about | tilt | tilter | tittup | toddle | topple | topple down | topple over | toss | toss and tumble | toss and turn | totter | traipse | tread | trip | trot | trudge | tumble | turn | turn turtle | twist | twitch | vacillate | veer | vellicate | velocity | vibrate | volutation | waddle | wag | waggle | walk | wallop | wallow | wamble | warp | wave | waver | weave | welter | whirl | wiggle | wobble | yank | yaw

See Also | careen | defeat | footle | gait | go | hang around | lallygag | linger | loaf | locomote | loiter | lollygag | lounge | lurk | mess about | mill about | mill around | motility | motion | move | move | movement | overcome | rock | sway | tarry | tilt | travel | walk

Lurch In Webster's Dictionary

\Lurch\, v. i. [L. lurcare, lurcari.] To swallow or eat greedily; to devour; hence, to swallow up. [Obs.] Too far off from great cities, which may hinder business; too near them, which lurcheth all provisions, and maketh everything dear. --Bacon.
\Lurch\, n. [OF. lourche name of a game; as adj., deceived, embarrassed.] 1. An old game played with dice and counters; a variety of the game of tables. 2. A double score in cribbage for the winner when his adversary has been left in the lurch. Lady --- has cried her eyes out on losing a lurch. --Walpole. {To leave one in the lurch}. (a) In the game of cribbage, to leave one's adversary so far behind that the game is won before he has scored thirty-one. (b) To leave one behind; hence, to abandon, or fail to stand by, a person in a difficulty. --Denham. But though thou'rt of a different church, I will not leave thee in the lurch. --Hudibras.
\Lurch\, v. t. 1. To leave in the lurch; to cheat. [Obs.] Never deceive or lurch the sincere communicant. --South. 2. To steal; to rob. [Obs.] And in the brunt of seventeen battles since He lurched all swords of the garland. --Shak.
\Lurch\, n. [Cf. W. llerch, llerc, a frisk, a frisking backward or forward, a loitering, a lurking, a lurking, llercian, llerciaw, to be idle, to frisk; or perh. fr. E. lurch to lurk.] 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.
\Lurch\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Lurched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Lurching}.] To roll or sway suddenly to one side, as a ship or a drunken man.
\Lurch\, v. i. [A variant of lurk.] 1. To withdraw to one side, or to a private place; to lurk. --L'Estrange. 2. To dodge; to shift; to play tricks. I . . . am fain to shuffle, to hedge, and to lurch. --Shak.

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