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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


Synonymslunge


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


Synonymsprowl


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


Synonymsskunk


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


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


Domain categorycard game, cards









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