Definition of “lurch” - English Dictionary

“lurch” in English

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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/

(Definition of “lurch” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“lurch” in American English

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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.

(Definition of “lurch” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)