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Definition of the noun lurch

What does lurch mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: lurches

  1. an unsteady uneven gait
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of lurch: stagger / stumble
    • more generic word: gait = a person's manner of walking
  2. a decisive defeat in a game (especially in cribbage)
    • lexical domain: Natural Events - nouns denoting natural events
    • more generic words: defeat / licking = an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest
  3. abrupt up-and-down motion (as caused by a ship or other conveyance)
  4. the act of moving forward suddenly
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of lurch: lunge
    • more generic words: motion / move / movement = the act of changing location from one place to another

Alternative definition of the noun lurch

noun

  1. A sudden or unsteady movement.

Definition of the verb lurch

What does lurch mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: lurched | lurching | lurches

  1. walk as if unable to control one's movements
  2. move abruptly
    • example: The ship suddenly lurched to the left
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonyms of lurch: pitch / shift
    • more generic word: move = move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
  3. move slowly and unsteadily
    • example: The truck lurched down the road
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • more generic words: go / locomote / move / travel = change location
  4. loiter about, with no apparent aim
  5. defeat by a lurch

Alternative definition of the verb lurch

verb

  1. To make such a sudden, unsteady movement.

Characters

  1. 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?".
  2. 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.
  3. Lurch is a fictional character from the 1996 film Celtic Pride.

Film

"Lurch" is a short film.

Music

  1. "Lurch" is an EP by Steel Pole Bath Tub, released in 1990 through Boner Records.
  2. "Lurch" is a musical album of Mike Viola.
    • released in (8 years ago)
  3. "Lurch" is a musical album of Shannon's Dress.
    • released in (19 years ago)

People

  1. 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.
  2. Lurch a.k.a. Chris Huhn is an American Football offensive lineman for the Marshall Thundering Herd.

There are other people with in their name, like Big Lurch.

Miscellanea

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

  1. in the lurch
  2. Leave Someone in the Lurch

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Lurch

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Google previewCrosby'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 ...

Google previewSupplement to the Connecticut Courant (1832)

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 ...

Google previewThe 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 ...

Google previewNaval 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 ...

Google previewBasic Biomechanics of the Musculoskeletal System (2001)

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 ...

Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

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, ...

Google previewOrthopaedic 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 ...

Google previewA 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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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb lurch:

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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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