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Definition lurch

Etymology 1

Noun

lurch (plural lurches)

  1. A sudden or unsteady movement.
Verb

lurch (third-person singular simple present lurches, present participle lurching, simple past and past participle lurched)

  1. To make such a sudden, unsteady movement.

Etymology 2

From Latin lurcāre.

Verb

lurch (third-person singular simple present lurches, present participle lurching, simple past and past participle lurched)

  1. (obsolete) To swallow or eat greedily; to devour; hence, to swallow up.

Etymology 3

From French lourche (“deceived, embarrassed; also the name of a game”). The French term is seemingly from dialectal German lurz (“left-handed, deceptive, wrong”), which is from Proto-Germanic *lurtaz (“left; left-handed; crooked; bent; warped; underhanded; deceitful; limping”). Cognate to English lirt.

Noun

lurch (countable and uncountable, plural lurches)

  1. An old game played with dice and counters; a variety of the game of tables.
  2. A double score in cribbage for the winner when his/her adversary has been left in the lurch.
Verb

lurch (third-person singular simple present lurches, present participle lurching, simple past and past participle lurched)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To leave someone in the lurch; to cheat.
  2. (obsolete, intransitive) To rob.
  3. (obsolete, intransitive) To evade by stooping; to lurk.

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