Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun lurch

4 senses of lurch

Sense 1
lurch, stumble, stagger -- (an unsteady uneven gait)
       => gait -- (a person's manner of walking)

Sense 2
lurch -- (a decisive defeat in a game (especially in cribbage))
       => defeat, licking -- (an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest; "it was a narrow defeat"; "the army's only defeat"; "they suffered a convincing licking")

Sense 3
lurch, pitch, pitching -- (abrupt up-and-down motion (as caused by a ship or other conveyance); "the pitching and tossing was quite exciting")
       => motion, movement, move, motility -- (a change of position that does not entail a change of location; "the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise"; "movement is a sign of life"; "an impatient move of his hand"; "gastrointestinal motility")

Sense 4
lurch, lunge -- (the act of moving forward suddenly)
       => motion, movement, move -- (the act of changing location from one place to another; "police controlled the motion of the crowd"; "the movement of people from the farms to the cities"; "his move put him directly in my path")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb lurch

5 senses of lurch

Sense 1
stagger, reel, keel, lurch, swag, careen -- (walk as if unable to control one's movements; "The drunken man staggered into the room")
       => walk -- (use one's feet to advance; advance by steps; "Walk, don't run!"; "We walked instead of driving"; "She walks with a slight limp"; "The patient cannot walk yet"; "Walk over to the cabinet")

Sense 2
lurch, pitch, shift -- (move abruptly; "The ship suddenly lurched to the left")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

Sense 3
lurch -- (move slowly and unsteadily; "The truck lurched down the road")
       => travel, go, move, locomote -- (change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast")

Sense 4
prowl, lurch -- (loiter about, with no apparent aim)
       => loiter, lounge, footle, lollygag, loaf, lallygag, hang around, mess about, tarry, linger, lurk, mill about, mill around -- (be about; "The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square"; "Who is this man that is hanging around the department?")

Sense 5
lurch, skunk -- (defeat by a lurch)
       => get the better of, overcome, defeat -- (win a victory over; "You must overcome all difficulties"; "defeat your enemies"; "He overcame his shyness"; "He overcame his infirmity"; "Her anger got the better of her and she blew up")

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