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Synonyms for lurch
lɜrtʃlurch

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lurch, stumble, staggernoun

    an unsteady uneven gait

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

  2. lurchnoun

    a decisive defeat in a game (especially in cribbage)

    Synonyms:
    lunge, pitch, stumble, stagger, pitching

  3. lurch, pitch, pitchingnoun

    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, lungeverb

    the act of moving forward suddenly

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

  5. stagger, reel, keel, lurch, swag, careenverb

    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, shiftverb

    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. lurchverb

    move slowly and unsteadily

    "The truck lurched down the road"

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

  8. prowl, lurchverb

    loiter about, with no apparent aim

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

  9. lurch, skunkverb

    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. lurchnoun

    Synonyms:
    (Naut.) sudden roll

  2. lurchverb

    Synonyms:
    (Naut.) roll suddenly

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. lurchverb

    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. Anuj Somany:

    Selfishness is the biggest form of helplessness as it makes the person blind so much that he fails to search his true self for being always in the lurch.

  2. Mariska Hargitay:

    Elliot Stabler is free, and I think Elliot Stabler's got eyes for me, but Olivia Benson is hurt ! I mean, Olivia Benson left me in a lurch for 10 years. She's frightened.

  3. Ross Gerber:

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

  4. Jason Miller:

    Directionally Biden's liberal policies really scare people, and more are unaware of the crazy leftist lurch Joe Biden's made since the primary, i would expect them to be fully educated on all of it by Election Day though.

  5. Comptroller Scott Stringer:

    New York City Bike Share's management of Citi Bike left too many New Yorkers in the lurch, while Citi Bike has become part of our urban landscape, auditors found that the bike sharing program's spotty maintenance, poorly-cleaned bikes and substandard docking stations inconvenienced riders and discouraged growth in the system.


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