lurch - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive] 

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/lɜː(r)tʃ/
present tense
I/you/we/theylurch
he/she/itlurches
present participlelurching
past tenselurched
past participlelurched
  1. 1
    to move suddenly in a way that is not smooth or controlled

    Joe lurched drunkenly into the room.

  2. 2
    if your heart or stomach lurches, it seems to suddenly jump because you are excited or upset