What does lurch mean?

Definitions for lurch
lɜrtʃlurch

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lurch, stumble, staggernoun

    an unsteady uneven gait

  2. lurchnoun

    a decisive defeat in a game (especially in cribbage)

  3. lurch, pitch, pitchingnoun

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

    "the pitching and tossing was quite exciting"

  4. lurch, lungeverb

    the act of moving forward suddenly

  5. stagger, reel, keel, lurch, swag, careenverb

    walk as if unable to control one's movements

    "The drunken man staggered into the room"

  6. lurch, pitch, shiftverb

    move abruptly

    "The ship suddenly lurched to the left"

  7. lurchverb

    move slowly and unsteadily

    "The truck lurched down the road"

  8. prowl, lurchverb

    loiter about, with no apparent aim

  9. lurch, skunkverb

    defeat by a lurch

GCIDE

  1. Lurchverb

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

Wiktionary

  1. lurchnoun

    A sudden or unsteady movement.

  2. lurchverb

    To make such a sudden, unsteady movement.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lurchverb

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

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

  2. Lurchnoun

    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. Lurchnoun

    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. Lurchverb

    to leave in the lurch; to cheat

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

  5. Lurchverb

    to steal; to rob

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

  6. Lurchnoun

    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. Lurchverb

    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. Lurchverb

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

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

  9. Lurchverb

    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. Ross Gerber:

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

  2. Bruno Araujo:

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

  3. Jeff Bock:

    We have to prepare for the inevitability that one, or more, of the major chains may not survive if this situation continues to lurch into next summer, the number of movie theaters that will close on a permanent basis will be directly proportional to how long it takes the US to stomp out the virus.

  4. Jason Miller:

    Directionally Biden's liberal policies really scare people, and more are unaware of the crazy leftist lurch Joe Biden's made since the primary, i would expect them to be fully educated on all of it by Election Day though.

  5. Faiza:

    A fair weather friend always leave you in a lurch.

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