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lurch


  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lurch  \Lurch\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  leave  in  the  lurch;  to  cheat.  [Obs.] 
 
  Never  deceive  or  lurch  the  sincere  communicant. 
  --South. 
 
  2.  To  steal;  to  rob.  [Obs.] 
 
  And  in  the  brunt  of  seventeen  battles  since  He 
  lurched  all  swords  of  the  garland.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lurch  \Lurch\,  v.  i.  [L.  lurcare  lurcari.] 
  To  swallow  or  eat  greedily;  to  devour;  hence  to  swallow  up 
  [Obs.] 
 
  Too  far  off  from  great  cities,  which  may  hinder 
  business;  too  near  them  which  lurcheth  all  provisions, 
  and  maketh  everything  dear.  --Bacon. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lurch  \Lurch\,  n.  [OF.  lourche  name  of  a  game;  as  adj., 
  deceived,  embarrassed.] 
  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 
  adversary  has  been  left  in  the  lurch. 
 
  Lady  ---  has  cried  her  eyes  out  on  losing  a  lurch. 
  --Walpole. 
 
  {To  leave  one  in  the  lurch}. 
  a  In  the  game  of  cribbage,  to  leave  one's  adversary  so 
  far  behind  that  the  game  is  won  before  he  has  scored 
  thirty-one. 
  b  To  leave  one  behind;  hence  to  abandon,  or  fail  to 
  stand  by  a  person  in  a  difficulty.  --Denham. 
 
  But  though  thou'rt  of  a  different  church,  I  will 
  not  leave  thee  in  the  lurch.  --Hudibras. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lurch  \Lurch\,  n.  [Cf.  W.  llerch  llerc  a  frisk,  a  frisking 
  backward  or  forward,  a  loitering,  a  lurking,  a  lurking, 
  llercian  llerciaw  to  be  idle,  to  frisk;  or  perh.  fr  E. 
  lurch  to  lurk.] 
  A  sudden  roll  of  a  ship  to  one  side  as  in  heavy  weather; 
  hence  a  swaying  or  staggering  movement  to  one  side  as  that 
  by  a  drunken  man.  Fig.:  A  sudden  and  capricious  inclination 
  of  the  mind. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lurch  \Lurch\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Lurched};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Lurching}.] 
  To  roll  or  sway  suddenly  to  one  side  as  a  ship  or  a  drunken 
  man. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lurch  \Lurch\,  v.  i.  [A  variant  of  lurk.] 
  1.  To  withdraw  to  one  side  or  to  a  private  place  to  lurk. 
  --L'Estrange. 
 
  2.  To  dodge;  to  shift;  to  play  tricks. 
 
  I  .  .  .  am  fain  to  shuffle,  to  hedge,  and  to  lurch. 
  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lurch 
  n  1:  an  unsteady  uneven  gait  [syn:  {stumble},  {stagger}] 
  2:  abrupt  up-and-down  motion  (as  caused  by  a  ship  or  other 
  conveyance);  "the  pitching  and  tossing  was  quite  exciting" 
  [syn:  {pitch},  {pitching}] 
  3:  the  act  of  moving  forward  suddenly  [syn:  {lunge}] 
  v  1:  walk  as  if  unable  to  control  one's  movements  [syn:  {stagger}, 
  {reel},  {keel},  {swag},  {careen}] 
  2:  move  abruptly  [syn:  {pitch},  {shift}] 
  3:  move  slowly  and  unsteadily;  "The  truck  lurched  down  the 
  road"  [syn:  {stagger}] 
  4:  loiter  about  with  no  apparent  aim  [syn:  {prowl}] 
  5:  defeat  by  a  lurch,  as  in  certain  card  games  [syn:  {skunk}] 
  6:  leave  someone  who  needs  or  counts  on  you  leave  in  the 
  lurch;  "The  mother  deserted  her  children"  [syn:  {abandon}, 
  {forsake},  {desolate},  {desert}] 




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