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lurchverb

uk   /lɜːtʃ/  us   /lɝːtʃ/
[I] to ​move in a way that is not ​regular or ​normal, ​especially making ​suddenmovementsbackwards or ​forwards or from ​side to ​side: The ​train lurched forward and some of the ​peoplestandingfell over. [I + adv/prep] to ​act or ​continue in away that is ​uncontrolled and not ​regular, often with ​suddenchanges: We ​seem to lurch fromcrisis tocrisis. She just lurches from one ​badrelationship to another.

lurchnoun [C]

uk   /lɜːtʃ/  us   /lɝːtʃ/
(Definition of lurch from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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lurchverb [I]

 us   /lɜrtʃ/
to move in an ​irregular way, esp. making ​suddenmovementsforward or to the ​side: When he put the ​truck into ​gear, it lurched ​forward.
(Definition of lurch from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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