Synonyms of lurch


1. lurch, stumble, stagger, gait

usage: an unsteady uneven gait

2. lurch, defeat, licking

usage: a decisive defeat in a game (especially in cribbage)

3. lurch, pitch, pitching, motion, movement, move, motility

usage: abrupt up-and-down motion (as caused by a ship or other conveyance); "the pitching and tossing was quite exciting"

4. lurch, lunge, motion, movement, move

usage: the act of moving forward suddenly


1. stagger, reel, keel, lurch, swag, careen, walk

usage: walk as if unable to control one's movements; "The drunken man staggered into the room"

2. lurch, pitch, shift, move

usage: move abruptly; "The ship suddenly lurched to the left"

3. lurch, travel, go, move, locomote

usage: move slowly and unsteadily; "The truck lurched down the road"

4. prowl, lurch, loiter, lounge, footle, lollygag, loaf, lallygag, hang around, mess about, tarry, linger, lurk, mill about, mill around

usage: loiter about, with no apparent aim

5. lurch, skunk, get the better of, overcome, defeat

usage: defeat by a lurch

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Definition and meaning of lurch (Dictionary)