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Synonyms for lurch

Synonyms for lurch

to lean suddenly, unsteadily, and erratically from the vertical axis

to move or cause to move with a sudden abrupt motion

a sudden motion, such as a pull

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an unsteady uneven gait

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a decisive defeat in a game (especially in cribbage)

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abrupt up-and-down motion (as caused by a ship or other conveyance)

the act of moving forward suddenly

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walk as if unable to control one's movements

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move abruptly

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move slowly and unsteadily

defeat by a lurch

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NHTSA also issued a concern that this new technology must address the possibility of a sudden lurching forward of a vehicle in an automatic restart instead of the gradual creeping forward found in current transmission designs.
When standing up to get off at a stop, I'm invariably subject to a lot of lurching.
The Man Upstairs would certainly be impressed by the variety, which ranges from Imogen Heap's radio-friendly "Glittering Clouds" (built on a rhythmic bed of sampled locusts) to the lurching "Boils" by Cody Chestnutt, which sounds like a brass band marching through some godforsaken swamp.
All sorts of skeletons tumble from the Travis closet with family members lurching from crisis to crisis.
Both films thematize music as an activity that is both about and of the social, but whereas Actualite featured a band lurching toward a groove, Version is more about the effect of music on its listeners.
MICHAEL Howard was accused of lurching to the right yesterday with an attack on political correctness.
The nation started lurching toward the left, she said, sometime in the 1960s when liberals--many of whom were "atheists and agnostics or had humanistic worldviews"--gained control of the nation's institutions of higher education.
This is just one symbol of a society that is lurching towards intolerable levels of criminal irresponsibility.
He repeatedly shows the addicts shooting up, stripping on street corners to stick a spike in a still-functioning vein, lurching down the street after getting their fix.
Morris physicalizes the affront this cross-species romance presents by having Platte, magnificently sung by tenor Jean-Paul Fouchecourt, perambulate in lurching walks and stifflegged spurting jumps, while declaiming in comically mispronounced French.
Better to have a lurching, stumbling peace process than no peace process at all.