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Definition 1: an unsteady uneven gait - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for lurch in the sense of this definition

(lurch is a kind of ...) a person's manner of walking

Definition 2: the act of moving forward suddenly - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for lurch in the sense of this definition

(lurch is a kind of ...) the act of changing location from one place to another

"police controlled the motion of the crowd" "the movement of people from the farms to the cities" "his move put him directly in my path"

Definition 3: abrupt up-and-down motion (as caused by a ship or other conveyance) - [noun denoting act]

Samples where lurch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the pitching and tossing was quite exciting

Synonyms for lurch in the sense of this definition

(lurch is a kind of ...) a change of position that does not entail a change of location

"the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise" "movement is a sign of life" "an impatient move of his hand" "gastrointestinal motility"

(... is a kind of lurch ) pitching dangerously to one side

(lurch belongs to category ...) a vessel that carries passengers or freight

Definition 4: a decisive defeat in a game (especially in cribbage) - [noun denoting event]

(lurch is a kind of ...) an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest

"it was a narrow defeat" "the army's only defeat" "they suffered a convincing licking"

Definition 5: defeat by a lurch - [verb of competition]

Synonyms for lurch in the sense of this definition

(lurch is a kind of ...) win a victory over

"You must overcome all difficulties" "defeat your enemies" "He overcame his shyness" "He overcame his infirmity" "Her anger got the better of her and she blew up"

(lurch belongs to category ...) a game played with playing cards

Definition 6: move abruptly - [verb of motion]

Samples where lurch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The ship suddenly lurched to the left

Synonyms for lurch in the sense of this definition

(lurch is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

Definition 7: move slowly and unsteadily - [verb of motion]

Samples where lurch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The truck lurched down the road

(lurch is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

Definition 8: walk as if unable to control one's movements - [verb of motion]

Samples where lurch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The drunken man staggered into the room

Synonyms for lurch in the sense of this definition

(lurch is a kind of ...) use one's feet to advance; advance by steps

"Walk, don't run!" "We walked instead of driving" "She walks with a slight limp" "The patient cannot walk yet" "Walk over to the cabinet"

Definition 9: loiter about, with no apparent aim - [verb of stative]

Synonyms for lurch in the sense of this definition

(lurch is a kind of ...) be about

"The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square" "Who is this man that is hanging around the department?"

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