Synonym: pitch, rock, roll, sway, tip, topple, toss, tumble. Similar words: in the lurch, church, urchin, purchase, purchase order, purchase requisition, lure, lurk. Meaning: [lɜrtʃ /lɜː-] n. 1. an unsteady uneven gait 2. a decisive defeat in a game (especially in cribbage) 3. abrupt up-and-down motion (as caused by a ship or other conveyance) 4. the act of moving forward suddenly. v. 1. walk as if unable to control one's movements 2. move abruptly 3. move slowly and unsteadily 4. loiter about, with no apparent aim 5. defeat by a lurch.
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1 The ship gave a lurch to starboard.
2 Their relationship seems to lurch from one crisis to the next.
3 Her heart gave a little lurch when she saw him.
4 The train gave a violent lurch.
5 We seem to lurch from crisis to crisis.
6 His heart gave a lurch when he saw her.
7 She braked the car with a lurch.
8 The train stopped with a lurch.
9 John felt a lurch of dismay.
10 The property sector was another casualty of the lurch towards higher interest rates.
11 Starting her own business was a lurch into the unknown.
12 The car took a lurch forward but grounded in a deep rut.
13 She felt she had been left in the lurch by all her colleagues.
14 The truck gave a sudden lurch as it was hit by a strong gust of wind.
15 With a lurch the party found itself heading for a major crisis.
16 You wouldn't leave an old friend in the lurch,(www.Sentencedict.com) surely?
17 I'm sorry to leave you in the lurch but I can't do the presentation with you this afternoon.
18 The boat suddenly began to lurch and sway.
19 Her heart gave an unsteady lurch.
20 Jessamy's stomach gave an uncomfortable lurch.
21 I wouldn't leave her in the lurch.
22 His curt tone made her stomach lurch.
23 He was slew-footed and walked with an energetic lurch.
24 My stomach gave an involuntary lurch.
25 As we collected a dog it would lurch towards the car, the rest falling silent in their disappointment.
26 Britain in mid-1979 was unlikely to lurch into any drastic transformation, let alone a dictatorship.
27 As they lurch from scandal to scandal, President and Mrs Clinton are lucky in their enemies.
28 The truck hit a gully and gave a sickening lurch.
29 UPS workers went on strike today, leaving thousands of customers in the lurch.
30 The shuttle trembled violently as it accelerated along the runway. With a lurch, the vibration ceased.
More similar words: in the lurch, church, urchin, purchase, purchase order, purchase requisition, lure, lurk, slur, lurid, allure, blurt, source, splurge, failure, Lurking, outsource, resource, sourcing, plurality, pluralism, bifurcate, resourceful, human resources, natural resources, perch, march, torch, birch, porch.