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Dictionary definition for: Lurch

1. (n) an unsteady uneven gait

2. (v) walk as if unable to control one''s movements; "The drunken man staggered into the room"

3. (n) a decisive defeat in a game (especially in cribbage)

4. (v) move abruptly; "The ship suddenly lurched to the left"

5. (n) abrupt up-and-down motion (as caused by a ship or other conveyance) "the pitching and tossing was quite exciting"

6. (v) move slowly and unsteadily; "The truck lurched down the road"

7. (n) the act of moving forward suddenly

8. (v) loiter about, with no apparent aim

9. (v) defeat by a lurch

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