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  • The meaning of "Lurch" in various phrases and sentences

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    2. "Lurches" means he suddenly moves towards it, so basically: He suddenly moves towards the wedding cake.

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    2. To move forward very roughly, unsteadily and abruptly :) Here it has a figurative meaning, "to lurch into chaos"

  • Example sentences using "Lurch"

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    2. To abandon somebody; especially, to abandon somebody and leave him or her in a difficult situation. "He left me in the lurchand I had to finish the whole project by myself."

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    2. The car lurched when we hit the bump. Her stomach lurched, and she felt like she might be sick. With a lurch, the train came to a stop.

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    2. [sudden sideways or forward motion] • The jeep lurched to a stop • The bus lurched down the highway [move/walk in an awkward or unsteady way] • He lurched to his feet • She lost her balance and lurched into the counter (this is often use figuratively) • The movie lurches from one car chase scene to the next • Investors worry as the economy lurches towards recession [to leave someone without help/protection when it's needed] • His advisers left him in a lurch when he needed them the most • Her ex-husband didn't want to deal with the kids so she was left in the lurch • Surely you won't leave an old friend in the lurch

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    2. make an abrupt, unsteady, uncontrolled movement or series of movements; stagger. "the car lurched forward"

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