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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lurch, stumble, stagger(noun)

    an unsteady uneven gait

  2. lurch(noun)

    a decisive defeat in a game (especially in cribbage)

  3. lurch, pitch, pitching(noun)

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

    "the pitching and tossing was quite exciting"

  4. lurch, lunge(verb)

    the act of moving forward suddenly

  5. stagger, reel, keel, lurch, swag, careen(verb)

    walk as if unable to control one's movements

    "The drunken man staggered into the room"

  6. lurch, pitch, shift(verb)

    move abruptly

    "The ship suddenly lurched to the left"

  7. lurch(verb)

    move slowly and unsteadily

    "The truck lurched down the road"

  8. prowl, lurch(verb)

    loiter about, with no apparent aim

  9. lurch, skunk(verb)

    defeat by a lurch


  1. Lurch(v. i.)

    To roll or sway suddenly to one side, as a ship or a drunken man; to move forward while lurching.


  1. lurch(Noun)

    A sudden or unsteady movement.

  2. lurch(Verb)

    To make such a sudden, unsteady movement.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lurch(verb)

    to swallow or eat greedily; to devour; hence, to swallow up

  2. Lurch(noun)

    an old game played with dice and counters; a variety of the game of tables

  3. Lurch(noun)

    a double score in cribbage for the winner when his adversary has been left in the lurch

  4. Lurch(verb)

    to leave in the lurch; to cheat

  5. Lurch(verb)

    to steal; to rob

  6. Lurch(noun)

    a sudden roll of a ship to one side, as in heavy weather; hence, a swaying or staggering movement to one side, as that by a drunken man. Fig.: A sudden and capricious inclination of the mind

  7. Lurch(verb)

    to roll or sway suddenly to one side, as a ship or a drunken man

  8. Lurch(verb)

    to withdraw to one side, or to a private place; to lurk

  9. Lurch(verb)

    to dodge; to shift; to play tricks

  10. Origin: [OF. lourche name of a game; as adj., deceived, embarrassed.]


  1. LURCH

    LURCH is a tool for software design debugging that uses a nondeterministic algorithm to quickly explore the reachable states of a software model. By performing a partial and random search, LURCH looks for faults in the model and reports the pathways leading to the faults.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Lurch

    lurch, n. an ancient card-game: in cribbage, the position of the party who has gained every point before the other makes one.—v.t. to overreach: (arch.) to steal.—Leave in the lurch, to leave in a difficult situation without help. [O. Fr. lourche.]

  2. Lurch

    lurch, v.i. to evade by stooping, to lurk: to roll or pitch suddenly to one side (as a ship).—n. a sudden roll of a ship.—n. Lurch′er, a name applied to any dog with a distinct cross of greyhound: one who lies in wait: a glutton. [Lurk.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lurch in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lurch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of lurch in a Sentence

  1. Faiza:

    A fair weather friend always leave you in a lurch.

  2. Ross Gerber:

    Tesla's biggest issue is poor communication. They continue to lurch from announcement to announcement with lot of uncertainty.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    Selfishness is the biggest form of helplessness as it makes the person blind so much that he fails to search his true self for being always in the lurch.

  4. Comptroller Scott Stringer:

    New York City Bike Share's management of Citi Bike left too many New Yorkers in the lurch, while Citi Bike has become part of our urban landscape, auditors found that the bike sharing program's spotty maintenance, poorly-cleaned bikes and substandard docking stations inconvenienced riders and discouraged growth in the system.

  5. Mickey Mehta:

    Neither Buddha built a Buddhist temple nor did Christ build a Catholic church, but these humans in their name have left the spirituality seekers in the lurch. No religious organizations have ever delivered God to humans, yes an idea of God may have been made available. The divinity has to be self realized, stop searching in temples, look within and get MickeyMized.

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  • تمايلArabic
  • Schlingern, RuckGerman
  • tambalearse, bandazo, estacadaSpanish
  • embardée, faire une embardéeFrench
  • अचानक एक ओर को लड़खड़ाहटHindi
  • kecenderunganIndonesian
  • barcollio, sbilanciamento, barcollareItalian
  • пошатываться, рывокRussian
  • เซถลาThai
  • sendelemekTurkish

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