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English noun: lurch

1. lurch (act) an unsteady uneven gait

Synonymsstagger, stumble

Broader (hypernym)gait

2. lurch (event) a decisive defeat in a game (especially in cribbage)

Broader (hypernym)defeat, licking

3. lurch (act) abrupt up-and-down motion (as caused by a ship or other conveyance)

SamplesThe pitching and tossing was quite exciting.

Synonymspitch, pitching

Broader (hypernym)motility, motion, move, movement

Narrower (hyponym)careen, rock, sway, tilt

Domain categoryship

4. lurch (act) the act of moving forward suddenly


Broader (hypernym)motion, move, movement

English verb: lurch

1. lurch (motion) walk as if unable to control one's movements

SamplesThe drunken man staggered into the room.

Synonymscareen, keel, reel, stagger, swag

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)walk

2. lurch (motion) move abruptly

SamplesThe ship suddenly lurched to the left.

Synonymspitch, shift

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)move

3. lurch (motion) move slowly and unsteadily

SamplesThe truck lurched down the road.

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel

4. lurch (stative) loiter about, with no apparent aim


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)footle, hang around, lallygag, linger, loaf, loiter, lollygag, lounge, lurk, mess about, mill about, mill around, tarry

5. lurch (competition) defeat by a lurch


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)defeat, get the better of, overcome

Domain categorycard game, cards

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