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Verb: lurch  lurch
  1. Walk as if unable to control one's movements
    "The drunken man lurched into the room";
    - stagger, reel, keel, swag, careen
  2. Move abruptly
    "The ship suddenly lurched to the left";
    - pitch, shift
  3. Move slowly and unsteadily
    "The truck lurched down the road"
  4. Loiter about, with no apparent aim
    - prowl
  5. (card game) defeat by a lurch
    - skunk [N. Amer, informal]
Noun: lurch  lurch
  1. An unsteady uneven gait
    - stumble, stagger
  2. A decisive defeat in a game (especially in cribbage)
  3. Abrupt up-and-down motion (as caused by a ship or other conveyance)
    "the lurch and tossing was quite exciting";
    - pitch, pitching
  4. The act of moving forward suddenly
    - lunge

Derived forms: lurching, lurches, lurched

Type of: defeat, dillydally [informal], dilly-dally [informal], footle [informal], gait, get the better of, go, hang around, lallygag [N. Amer, informal], licking, linger, loaf [informal], locomote, loiter, lollygag [N. Amer, informal], lounge, lurk, mess about, mill about, mill around, mooch [Brit, informal], motility, motion, move, movement, overcome, tarry, travel, walk

Encyclopedia: Lurch