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Definition of the noun lurch
What does lurch mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: lurches
- an unsteady uneven gait
- a decisive defeat in a game (especially in cribbage)
- abrupt up-and-down motion (as caused by a ship or other conveyance)
- domain: ship
- lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
- synonyms of lurch: pitch / pitching
- more generic words: motility / motion / move / movement = a change of position that does not entail a change of location
- more specific words: careen / rock / sway / tilt = pitching dangerously to one side
- the act of moving forward suddenly
Alternative definition of the noun lurch
- A sudden or unsteady movement.
Definition of the verb lurch
What does lurch mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: lurched | lurching | lurches
- walk as if unable to control one's movements
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula there [Verb] [Theme, indefinite] [Path Preposition] [Location] There jumped a little white rabbit out of the box there [Verb] [Path Preposition] [Location, concrete] [Theme, indefinite] There jumped out of the box a little white rabbit [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] He skated Penny | Tom jumped the horse [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Adjective] Bill rolled the drawer open | He rode her seasick | He skated Penny exhausted | Tom walked the dog exhausted [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] to / into [Oblique, state] Bill rolled the drawer to an open position | He rode her to sickness | He skated Penny to exhaustion | Tom walked the dog to exhaustion [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Spatial Preposition] [Location] Tom jumped the horse over the fence [Theme - being or machine] [Verb] The horse jumped [Theme - being or machine] [Verb] [Location, concrete] The horse jumped the stream [Theme - being or machine] [Verb] [Oblique 1] to / into [Oblique 2, state] Claire skated her skates blades to shreds | She waltzed herself to sickness | We walked ourselves into a state of exhaustion [Theme - being or machine] [Verb] [Oblique 1] [Path Preposition] [Oblique 2] Tom ran the soles off his shoes [Theme - being or machine] [Verb] [Spatial Preposition] [Location] The horse jumped over the fence [Path Preposition] [Location] [Verb] [Theme] Out of the box jumped a little white rabbit
Verbs of Motion (with the same syntax): amble, backpack, bolt, bounce, bound, bowl, canter, carom, cavort, charge, clamber, climb, clump, coast, crawl, creep, dart, dash, dodder, drift, file, flit, float, fly, frolic, gallop, gambol, glide, goose step, hasten, hike, hobble, hop, hurry, hurtle, inch, jog, journey, jump, leap, limp, lollop, lope, lumber, march, meander, mince, mosey, nip, pad, parade, perambulate, plod, prance, promenade, prowl, race, ramble, roam, roll, romp, rove, run, rush, sashay, saunter, scamper, scoot, scram, scramble, scud, scurry, scuttle, shamble, shuffle, sidle, skedaddle, skip, skitter, skulk, sleepwalk, slide, slink, slither, slog, slouch, sneak, somersault, speed, stagger, step, stomp, stray, streak, stride, stroll, strut, stumble, stump, swagger, sweep, swerve, swim, tack, tear, tiptoe, toddle, toil, totter, tour, traipse, tramp, travel, trek, troop, trot, trudge, trundle, vault, waddle, wade, walk, wander, weave, whiz, zigzag, zoom.
- lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
- synonyms of lurch: careen / keel / reel / stagger / swag
- more generic word: walk = use one's feet to advance
- move abruptly
- move slowly and unsteadily
- loiter about, with no apparent aim
- defeat by a lurch
Alternative definition of the verb lurch
- To make such a sudden, unsteady movement.
- Lurch is a fictional character created by American cartoonist Charles Addams as a manservant to The Addams Family. In the original television series, Lurch was played by Ted Cassidy, who used the famous catchphrase, "You rang?".
- LURCH is a tool for software design debugging that uses a nondeterministic algorithm to quickly explore the reachable states of a software model. By performing a partial and random search, LURCH looks for faults in the model and reports the pathways leading to the faults.
- Lurch is a fictional character from the 1996 film Celtic Pride.
"Lurch" is a short film.
- country: Germany
- "Lurch" is an EP by Steel Pole Bath Tub, released in 1990 through Boner Records.
- genre: Noise rock
- released in (25 years ago)
- "Lurch" is a musical album of Mike Viola.
- released in (8 years ago)
- "Lurch" is a musical album of Shannon's Dress.
- released in (19 years ago)
- Lurch a.k.a. Steve James was an American actor, stuntman and martial artist. He starred mostly in action films such as the American Ninja series, The Delta Force, The Exterminator, and Enter the Game of Death. James also portrayed Kung Fu Joe in the 1988 comedy/spoof film I'm Gonna Git You Sucka, and its 1990 television pilot spinoff Hammer, Slammer, & Slade.
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- Lurch a.k.a. Chris Huhn is an American Football offensive lineman for the Marshall Thundering Herd.
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Lurch a.k.a. Jerk: In physics, jerk, also known as jolt, surge, or lurch, is the rate of change of acceleration; that is, the derivative of acceleration with respect to time, and as such the second derivative of velocity, or the third derivative of position.
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Phrases with Lurch
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Crosby's Complete Pocket Gazetteer of England and Wales, or Traveller's companion ... With a preface and introduction, by the Rev. J. Malham. [With maps.] (1807)
by Benjamin CROSBY (AND CO.), John MALHAM
The lurch is a large neat structure, it is a lofty tower at the W. end, and elegant S. porch. The whole immit of the building is embat3d, and embellished with pinnaes . On several slabs on the paveent are sepulchral brasses. A free ammar school ...
Containing Tales, Travels, History, Biography, Poetry, and a Great Variety of Miscellaneous Articles
A lurch is any very sudden, irregular, or extraordinary motion, out of the common shakirk routine ; which the ship is wont to make at intervals, and which no sagacity can much anticipate, or alertness and practice evade. It is an exception to the ...
The Insurance Journal (1883)
A Review of Fire and Life Insurance
To be candid, we do not consider that to leave a provision for one's wife and children is at all a praiseworthy action; but we do consider that to leave them in the lurch is a most cowardly and contemptible one. The first is a mere extension of the ...
Naval Journal (1834)
A lurch is any very sudden, irregular, or extraordinary motion, out of the common shaking routine, which the ship is wont to make at intervals, and which no sagacity can much anticipate, or alertness and practice evade. It is an exception to the ...
by Margareta Nordin, Victor Hirsch Frankel
The lateral lurch is a compensation for hip abductor weakness. By the end of loading response, the peak hip external. CHAPTER 18 - BIOMECHANICS OF ...
A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...
LURCH. known cave. The temperature is about the same as in the Mammoth Cave, 54° F.; the water, which fills many basins, but does not form running streams nor contain fish or other life, is clear, cold, and pure; and the air is refreshing, ...
Orthopaedic Dictionary (1994)
by Stanley Hoppenfeld, Michael S. Zeide
Synonyms: Trendelenburg Gait; Gluteus Medius Gait; Gluteus Medius Lurch. Gluteal gait Gluteus medius gait glycosaminoglycans Gluteal Line (glü'té-al/lin) (n .) One of three rough curved lines on the outer surface of the ilial ala. The posterior ...
A Dictionary of the English Language; in which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals; and Illustrated in Their Different Significations ... Together with a History of the Language, and an English Grammar. By Samuel Johnson ... Whith Numerous Corrections, and with the Addition of Several Thousand Words ... by the Rev. H.J. Todd ... In Four Volumes. Vol. 1. [-4.] (1818)
LURCH. n.s. [This word is derived by Skinner from l'ourche, a game of draughts, much used ...
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- Mifflin Street Zombie Lurch
Zombies descended and brought a little life (hehe, get it?) to an otherwise lackluster first several hours of the annual Mifflin Street Block Party in Madison, Wisconsin.
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Quotes about Lurch
The winners are not all the time
Justified and all deserving
All which appear always are not fair
Sometimes best of the best
Left in the lurch and lost to disappear (Abdul Wahab)
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Scrabble value of L1U1R1C3H4
The value of this 5-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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