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  • n  an unsteady uneven gait
  • n  a decisive defeat in a game (especially in cribbage)
  • n  abrupt up-and-down motion (as caused by a ship or other conveyance)
  • n  the act of moving forward suddenly
  • v  walk as if unable to control one's movements
  • v  move abruptly
    The ship suddenly lurched to the left
  • v  move slowly and unsteadily
    The truck lurched down the road
  • v  loiter about, with no apparent aim
  • v  defeat by a lurch

  • Instead of lumpy, amateur videos that halt and lurch every few seconds, new services are offering high-quality, full-screen video.
  • After she moved the car a few feet away, Conlon says, he heard the engine roar and turned to see the SUV lurch backward, directly at him and a line of people waiting to get into .
  • The right-wing leader instead took a sharp and unexpected lurch to the center and said he would support a two-state solution, meaning something called Palestine is a step closer to .
News & Articles

  • 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 ...
    June 21, 2013 - The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News

  • David Cameron in Toronto Star
    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."
  • Barack Obama in FOXNews
    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...
  • Jon Kyl in FOXNews
    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."

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