Pronunciation: lûrch
v. i.1.To swallow or eat greedily; to devour; hence, to swallow up.
n.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.
- Walpole.
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 thirty-one.
b - To leave one behind; hence, to abandon, or fail to stand by, a person in a difficulty.
- Denham.
v. t.1.To leave in the lurch; to cheat.
2.To steal; to rob.
n.1.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.
v. i.1.To roll or sway suddenly to one side, as a ship or a drunken man; to move forward while lurching.
[imp. & p. p. Lurched (lûrcht); p. pr. & vb. n. Lurching.]
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.
- Shak.
Noun1.lurch - an unsteady uneven gait
Synonyms: stagger, stumble
2.lurch - a decisive defeat in a game (especially in cribbage)
3.lurch - abrupt up-and-down motion (as caused by a ship or other conveyance); "the pitching and tossing was quite exciting"
Synonyms: pitching, pitch
4.Lurchlurch - the act of moving forward suddenly
Synonyms: lunge
Verb1.lurch - walk as if unable to control one's movements; "The drunken man staggered into the room"
Synonyms: careen, keel, reel, stagger, swag
2.lurch - move abruptly; "The ship suddenly lurched to the left"
Synonyms: pitch, shift
3.lurch - move slowly and unsteadily; "The truck lurched down the road"
4.lurch - loiter about, with no apparent aim
Synonyms: prowl
5.lurch - defeat by a lurch
Synonyms: skunk
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-- Lurch --
lurking place
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