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English definition of “lurch”

lurch

noun [C]     /lɜːtʃ/ US  /lɝːtʃ/
a sudden movement or change that is not smooth or normal: The truck gave a sudden lurch as it was hit by a strong gust of wind. The party's lurch (= sudden change) to the left will lose it a lot of support.Moving unsteadily or with difficulty
(Definition of lurch noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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