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  Definition of Lurch
  1. an unsteady uneven gait
  2. the act of moving forward suddenly
  3. abrupt up-and-down motion (as caused by a ship or other conveyance); "the pitching and tossing was quite exciting"
  4. a decisive defeat in a game (especially in cribbage)
  5. defeat by a lurch
  6. move abruptly; "The ship suddenly lurched to the left"
  7. walk as if unable to control one''s movements; "The drunken man staggered into the room"
  8. move slowly and unsteadily; "The truck lurched down the road"
  9. loiter about, with no apparent aim
Similar Words: stumble, stagger, lunge, pitch, pitching, skunk, shift, reel, keel, swag, careen, prowl

 

Hyponyms: rock, careen, sway, tilt

 

Derivational Morphology: stagger, flounder, reel, keel, swag, careen, stumble, falter, bumble, lunge, hurl, hurtle, thrust, pitch, shift, skunk, shutout, shifting, pitching, rock, sway, tilt, staggerer, totterer, reeler, prowl

 

Anagrams: churl

 

 
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