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lurch1

lurch1

 
pronunciation:
luhrch
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive 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.
synonyms:
cant
similar words:
careen, list, pitch, roll
definition 2: a sudden unsteady or jerky movement.
He stepped back with a lurch when he saw the snake.
similar words:
stagger, stumble, totter, wobble
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: lurched, lurches, lurching
definition 1: to make a sudden sideways motion, as a boat.
He lost his balance when the boat lurched.
synonyms:
pitch, reel
similar words:
cant, careen, falter, jerk, list, roll, stagger, stumble, sway, swerve, thrash, tilt
definition 2: to make a sudden jerking or wavering movement.
The drunken man lurched forward, causing us to step back.
similar words:
stagger, stumble, totter