Synonyms for lurch

Synonyms for (noun) lurch

Synonyms: stumble, lurch, stagger

Definition: an unsteady uneven gait

Similar words: gait

Definition: a person's manner of walking


Synonyms: lunge, lurch

Definition: the act of moving forward suddenly

Similar words: motion, move, movement

Definition: the act of changing location from one place to another

Usage: police controlled the motion of the crowd; the movement of people from the farms to the cities; his move put him directly in my path


Synonyms: lurch, pitch, pitching

Definition: abrupt up-and-down motion (as caused by a ship or other conveyance)

Usage: the pitching and tossing was quite exciting

Similar words: motility, motion, move, movement

Definition: a change of position that does not entail a change of location

Usage: the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise; movement is a sign of life; an impatient move of his hand; gastrointestinal motility


Synonyms: lurch

Definition: a decisive defeat in a game (especially in cribbage)

Similar words: licking, defeat

Definition: an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest

Usage: it was a narrow defeat; the army's only defeat; they suffered a convincing licking

Synonyms for (verb) lurch

Synonyms: lurch, skunk

Definition: defeat by a lurch

Similar words: overcome, defeat, get the better of

Definition: win a victory over

Usage: You must overcome all difficulties; defeat your enemies; He overcame his shyness; He overcame his infirmity; Her anger got the better of her and she blew up


Synonyms: shift, lurch, pitch

Definition: move abruptly

Usage: The ship suddenly lurched to the left

Similar words: move

Definition: move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

Usage: He moved his hand slightly to the right


Synonyms: keel, lurch, reel, careen, swag, stagger

Definition: walk as if unable to control one's movements

Usage: The drunken man staggered into the room

Similar words: walk

Definition: use one's feet to advance; advance by steps

Usage: Walk, don't run!; We walked instead of driving; She walks with a slight limp; The patient cannot walk yet; Walk over to the cabinet


Synonyms: lurch

Definition: move slowly and unsteadily

Usage: The truck lurched down the road

Similar words: go, locomote, travel, move

Definition: change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

Usage: How fast does your new car go?; We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus; The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect; The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell; news travelled fast


Synonyms: lurch, prowl

Definition: loiter about, with no apparent aim

Similar words: tarry, footle, lallygag, mess about, loaf, loiter, lollygag, lounge, lurk, linger, hang around, mill about, mill around

Definition: be about

Usage: The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square; Who is this man that is hanging around the department?