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lurch

noun

1 lurch

An unsteady uneven gait.

synonyms: stagger, stumble.

Roget 217: obliquity, inclination, slope, slant, crookedness etc. adj.; slopeness; leaning etc. v.; bevel, tilt; bias, ... show more

Roget 306: descent, descension, declension, declination; fall; falling etc. v.; slump; drop, plunge, plummet, cadence; subsidence, ... show more

Roget 314: oscillation; vibration, libration; motion of a pendulum; nutation; undulation; pulsation; pulse.    alternation; coming and going etc. v.; ebb and flow, flux and reflux, ... show more

Roget 732: failure; nonsuccess, nonfulfillment; dead failure, successlessness; abortion, miscarriage; brutum fulmen etc. 158 [Lat.]; labor in vain etc. (inutility) 645; ... show more

Dutch: wankel
Polish: zataczanie siÄ™



2 lurch

A decisive defeat in a game (especially in cribbage).

3 lurch

Abrupt up-and-down motion (as caused by a ship or other conveyance).

synonyms: pitch, pitching.

4 lurch

The act of moving forward suddenly.

synonym: lunge.

Dutch: longe

verb

1 lurch

Walk as if unable to control one's movements.

synonyms: careen, keel, reel, stagger, swag.

Roget 306: descend; go down, drop down, come down; fall, gravitate, drop, slip, slide, rappel, settle; plunge, plummet, ... show more

2 lurch

Move abruptly:
— The ship suddenly lurched to the left.

synonyms: pitch, shift.

3 lurch

Move slowly and unsteadily.

4 lurch

Loiter about, with no apparent aim.

synonym: prowl.

5 lurch

Defeat by a lurch.

synonym: skunk.


Moby thesaurus: abandon, amble, barge, bend, bent, bias, blunder, bob, bobble, bowl along, bumble, bundle, capsize, careen, career, clump, coggle, come a cropper, crook, dangle ... show more.

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