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lurch

verb     /lɜːtʃ/ US  /lɝːtʃ/
[I] to move in a way that is not regular or normal, especially making sudden movements backwards or forwards or from side to side: The train lurched forward and some of the people standing fell over.Moving unsteadily or with difficulty [I + adv/prep] to act or continue in away that is uncontrolled and not regular, often with sudden changes: We seem to lurch from crisis to crisis. She just lurches from one bad relationship to another.Making short, sudden movements
(Definition of lurch verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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