What does lurch mean?

Definitions for lurch
lɜrtʃlurch

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word lurch.

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

GCIDE

  1. Lurch(v. i.)

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

Wiktionary

  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

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

  2. Lurch(noun)

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

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

  3. Lurch(noun)

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

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

  4. Lurch(verb)

    to leave in the lurch; to cheat

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

  5. Lurch(verb)

    to steal; to rob

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

  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

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

  7. Lurch(verb)

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

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

  8. Lurch(verb)

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

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

  9. Lurch(verb)

    to dodge; to shift; to play tricks

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

Freebase

  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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. lurch

    A heavy roll, weather or lee, as occasioned by a sea suddenly striking or receding from the weather-bilge of the vessel.--To be left in the lurch is to be left behind in a case where others make their escape.

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Numerology

  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. Bruno Araujo:

    Until then we will lurch from crisis to crisis, from outburst to outburst by this authoritarian president.

  2. 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.

  3. Faiza:

    A fair weather friend always leave you in a lurch.

  4. 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.

  5. Ross Gerber:

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

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Translations for lurch

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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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