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Synonyms for lurch
lɜrtʃ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lurch, stumble, stagger(noun)

    an unsteady uneven gait

    Synonyms:
    stagger, misstep, stumble, lunge, pitch, trip-up, trip, pitching

  2. lurch(noun)

    a decisive defeat in a game (especially in cribbage)

    Synonyms:
    lunge, pitch, stumble, stagger, pitching

  3. lurch, pitch, pitching(noun)

    abrupt up-and-down motion (as caused by a ship or other conveyance)

    "the pitching and tossing was quite exciting"

    Synonyms:
    stagger, tar, pitch shot, lunge, stumble, delivery, pitch, slant, pitching, auction pitch, sales pitch, sales talk, rake

  4. lurch, lunge(verb)

    the act of moving forward suddenly

    Synonyms:
    stagger, stumble, lunge, pitch, pitching, passado, straight thrust

  5. stagger, reel, keel, lurch, swag, careen(verb)

    walk as if unable to control one's movements

    "The drunken man staggered into the room"

    Synonyms:
    stagger, pitch, spin around, keel, careen, gyrate, spin, droop, swag, tilt, shift, skunk, wobble, whirl, distribute, flag, prowl, sag, flounder, reel

  6. lurch, pitch, shift(verb)

    move abruptly

    "The ship suddenly lurched to the left"

    Synonyms:
    cant, gear, transfer, huckster, set up, cant over, flip, tilt, agitate, deliver, peddle, hawk, stir, change, prowl, switch, reel, reposition, sky, keel, swag, budge, pitch, toss, change over, careen, shift, wobble, dislodge, incline, monger, slope, skunk, vend, stagger, slant

  7. lurch(verb)

    move slowly and unsteadily

    "The truck lurched down the road"

    Synonyms:
    stagger, reel, shift, pitch, swag, careen, keel, prowl, skunk

  8. prowl, lurch(verb)

    loiter about, with no apparent aim

    Synonyms:
    stagger, reel, pitch, prowl, swag, careen, keel, shift, skunk

  9. lurch, skunk(verb)

    defeat by a lurch

    Synonyms:
    stagger, reel, shift, pitch, swag, careen, keel, prowl, skunk

Editors Contribution

  1. flailing

    because it is a sudden movement.

    the boy was flailing on the ice.

    Submitted by rinat on November 4, 2015  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. lurch(n.)

    Synonyms:
    (Naut.) sudden roll

  2. lurch(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    (Naut.) roll suddenly

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. lurch(v)

    Synonyms:
    sway, stagger, roll, dodge, shift, evade, bilk

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "lurch":

    porridge

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How to use lurch in a sentence?

  1. Jeff Bock:

    We have to prepare for the inevitability that one, or more, of the major chains may not survive if this situation continues to lurch into next summer, the number of movie theaters that will close on a permanent basis will be directly proportional to how long it takes the US to stomp out the virus.

  2. Mickey Mehta:

    Neither Buddha built a Buddhist temple nor did Christ build a Catholic church, but these humans in their name have left the spirituality seekers in the lurch. No religious organizations have ever delivered God to humans, yes an idea of God may have been made available. The divinity has to be self realized, stop searching in temples, look within and get MickeyMized.

  3. Faiza:

    A fair weather friend always leave you in a lurch.

  4. Bruno Araujo:

    Until then we will lurch from crisis to crisis, from outburst to outburst by this authoritarian president.

  5. Ross Gerber:

    Tesla's biggest issue is poor communication. They continue to lurch from announcement to announcement with lot of uncertainty.


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