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lurch1

lurch1

 
pronunciation:
luhrch
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a sudden sideways motion, as of a boat.
The sudden lurch of the boat made him drop his oar.
similar words:
list, pitch, roll
definition 2: a sudden, unsteady movement; stagger.
He stepped back with a lurch when he saw the snake.
similar words:
stagger, stumble
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: lurched, lurches, lurching
definition: to make a sudden movement sideways or move with a stagger.
He lost his balance when the boat lurched.
synonyms:
pitch, reel
similar words:
falter, jerk, list, roll, stagger, stumble, sway, swerve, thrash, tilt