Lurch Lurch (l[^u]rch), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Lurched} (l[^u]rcht); p. pr. & vb. n. {Lurching}.] To roll or sway suddenly to one side, as a ship or a drunken man; to move forward while lurching. [1913 Webster +PJC]

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  • lurched — lÉœrtʃ /lɜː n. staggering, swaying, unsteady motion; sudden sideways movement, abrupt rolling or pitching to one side; defeat in which the winner s score is much greater than the loser s (especially in cribbage) v. stagger, sway, move… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lurch — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ sickening, sudden, violent VERB + LURCH ▪ give ▪ Her heart gave a lurch when she saw him. ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • lurch — [[t]lɜ͟ː(r)tʃ[/t]] lurches, lurching, lurched 1) VERB To lurch means to make a sudden movement, especially forwards, in an uncontrolled way. [V adv/prep] As the car sped over a pothole she lurched forward... [V adv/prep] Henry looked, stared, and …   English dictionary

  • lurch — I UK [lɜː(r)tʃ] / US [lɜrtʃ] verb [intransitive] Word forms lurch : present tense I/you/we/they lurch he/she/it lurches present participle lurching past tense lurched past participle lurched 1) to move suddenly in a way that is not smooth or… …   English dictionary

  • lurch — lurch1 [lə:tʃ US lə:rtʃ] v 1.) to walk or move suddenly in an uncontrolled or unsteady way lurch forward/to/towards/into etc ▪ Sam hit the gas and the car lurched forward. ▪ He lurched to his feet. 2.) your heart/stomach lurches used to say that… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • lurch — I. verb Etymology: Middle English lorchen, probably alteration of lurken to lurk Date: 15th century intransitive verb dialect chiefly England to loiter about a place furtively ; prowl transitive verb 1. obsolete …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • HMS Ledbury (L90) — HMS Ledbury (Pennant L90) was an escort destroyer of the Hunt Type II class. The Royal Navy ordered Ledbury s construction two days after the outbreak of the Second World War and J. I. Thornycroft Ltd laid down her keel at their Southampton yard… …   Wikipedia

  • lurch — lurch1 [ lɜrtʃ ] verb intransitive 1. ) to move suddenly in a way that is not smooth or controlled: Joe lurched drunkenly into the room. The bus finally lurched to a halt outside the school. 2. ) if your heart or stomach lurches, it seems to… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • lurch — 1 verb (I) 1 to move suddenly forwards or sideways, usually because you cannot control your movements (+ across/into/along etc): Frank lurched back to his seat. | The car lurched forward across the grass. 2 your heart/stomach lurches used to say… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • lurch — verb 1) he lurched into the kitchen Syn: stagger, stumble, wobble, sway, reel, roll, weave, pitch, totter, blunder 2) the ship lurched Syn: sway, reel …   Thesaurus of popular words

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