lurch lurch  /ˈlɜrtʃ/


  1. (n) an unsteady uneven gait
  2. (n) a decisive defeat in a game (especially in cribbage)
  3. (n) abrupt up-and-down motion (as caused by a ship or other conveyance)
  4. (n) the act of moving forward suddenly
  5. (v) walk as if unable to control one's movements
  6. (v) move abruptly
  7. (v) move slowly and unsteadily
  8. (v) loiter about, with no apparent aim
  9. (v) defeat by a lurch



  1. Instead of lumpy, amateur videos that halt and lurch every few seconds, new services are offering high-quality, full-screen video.
  2. Sydney, Australia This zombie event failed to break the world record of 894 zombies in a single lurch.
  3. From the 73rd floor of Tower 1, she heard a booming explosion and felt the building actually lurch to the south, as if it might topple.


  • The Cool Catastrophes of 'World War Z'

    Global annihilation is nearly always implicit in zombie tales — lonely England assumes the world lost in 28 Days Later, Rick and his Walking Dead friends lurch around Georgia and figure everything beyond it an abyss — but they rarely zoom out to actually show us the ravaged Earth entire. Enter World War Z, a travelogue of sorts that takes our hero, UN investigator Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt), hopping ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News


  1. "There's been a lot of talk about lurching, so let me make it clear - no lurch to the right, no lurch to the left," Cameron said. "There's only one direction for me, and that's forward to the future."
    on Oct 3, 2007 By: David Cameron Source: Toronto Star

  2. Saying that McCain strongly advocated deregulation and then changed his mind, Obama said: "We can't afford to lurch back and forth between positions depending on the latest news of the day when dealing with an economic crisis. We need some clear and...
    on Sep 18, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: FOXNews

  3. Asked if Republicans might pressure Gregg to stay, Kyl said: "I'm not sure that we would. ...... I suspect that Sen. Gregg has thought that through very carefully and would not leave his Republican colleagues in a lurch."
    on Feb 1, 2009 By: Jon Kyl Source: FOXNews

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