Found 3 items, similar to lurch.
English → Indonesian
English → English
n 1: an unsteady uneven gait [syn: stumble
2: a decisive defeat in a game (especially in cribbage)
3: abrupt up-and-down motion (as caused by a ship or other
conveyance); “the pitching and tossing was quite exciting”
4: the act of moving forward suddenly [syn: lunge
v 1: walk as if unable to control one's movements; “The drunken
man staggered into the room”
2: move abruptly; “The ship suddenly lurched to the left”
3: move slowly and unsteadily; “The truck lurched down the
4: loiter about, with no apparent aim [syn: prowl
5: defeat by a lurch [syn: skunk
English → English
, v. i. [L. lurcare, lurcari.]
To swallow or eat greedily; to devour; hence, to swallow up.
Too far off from great cities, which may hinder
business; too near them, which lurcheth all provisions,
and maketh everything dear. --Bacon.
, n. [OF. lourche name of a game; as adj.,
1. An old game played with dice and counters; a variety of
the game of tables.
2. A double score in cribbage for the winner when his
adversary has been left in the lurch.
Lady --- has cried her eyes out on losing a lurch.
To leave one in the lurch
(a) In the game of cribbage, to leave one's adversary so
far behind that the game is won before he has scored
(b) To leave one behind; hence, to abandon, or fail to
stand by, a person in a difficulty. --Denham.
But though thou'rt of a different church,
I will not leave thee in the lurch. --Hudibras.
(l[^u]rch), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Lurched
(l[^u]rcht); p. pr. & vb. n. Lurching
To roll or sway suddenly to one side, as a ship or a drunken
man; to move forward while lurching.
[1913 Webster +PJC]
, v. i. [A variant of lurk.]
1. To withdraw to one side, or to a private place; to lurk.
2. To dodge; to shift; to play tricks.
I . . . am fain to shuffle, to hedge, and to lurch.
, v. t.
1. To leave in the lurch; to cheat. [Obs.]
Never deceive or lurch the sincere communicant.
2. To steal; to rob. [Obs.]
And in the brunt of seventeen battles since
He lurched all swords of the garland. --Shak.
, n. [Cf. W. llerch, llerc, a frisk, a frisking
backward or forward, a loitering, a lurking, a lurking,
llercian, llerciaw, to be idle, to frisk; or perh. fr. E.
lurch to lurk.]
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.