Associations to the word «Lurch»


LURCH, noun. A sudden or unsteady movement.
LURCH, verb. To make such a sudden, unsteady movement.
LURCH, verb. (obsolete) To swallow or eat greedily; to devour; hence, to swallow up.
LURCH, noun. An old game played with dice and counters; a variety of the game of tables.
LURCH, noun. A double score in cribbage for the winner when his/her adversary has been left in the lurch.
LURCH, verb. (obsolete) To leave someone in the lurch; to cheat.
LURCH, verb. (obsolete) To steal; to rob.

Dictionary definition

LURCH, noun. An unsteady uneven gait.
LURCH, noun. A decisive defeat in a game (especially in cribbage).
LURCH, noun. Abrupt up-and-down motion (as caused by a ship or other conveyance); "the pitching and tossing was quite exciting".
LURCH, noun. The act of moving forward suddenly.
LURCH, verb. Walk as if unable to control one's movements; "The drunken man staggered into the room".
LURCH, verb. Move abruptly; "The ship suddenly lurched to the left".
LURCH, verb. Move slowly and unsteadily; "The truck lurched down the road".
LURCH, verb. Loiter about, with no apparent aim.
LURCH, verb. Defeat by a lurch.

Wise words

It is better wither to be silent, or to say things of more value than silence. Sooner throw a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word; and do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few.