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English definition of “lurch”

lurch

verb     /lɜːtʃ/
lurch forward/towards, etc to suddenly move in a way that is not controlled: The car lurched forward before hitting the tree.Moving unsteadily or with difficulty
(Definition of lurch verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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