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lurchverb [I]

 us   /lɜrtʃ/
to move in an irregular way, esp. making sudden movements forward or to the side: When he put the truck into gear, it lurched forward.
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lurchverb

uk   /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.
[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.

lurchnoun [C]

uk   /lɜːtʃ/  us   /lɝːtʃ/
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