|1.||[ verb ] walk as if unable to control one's movements|
|Synonyms:||stagger reel careen swag keel|
"The drunken man staggered into the room"
|Related terms:||walk rock staggerer|
|2.||[ verb ] move abruptly|
"The ship suddenly lurched to the left"
|Related terms:||move shift|
|3.||[ verb ] move slowly and unsteadily|
"The truck lurched down the road"
|4.||[ noun ] an unsteady uneven gait|
|Related terms:||gait stagger stagger|
|5.||[ verb ] loiter about, with no apparent aim|
|Related terms:||loiter prowl|
|6.||[ verb ] (games) defeat by a lurch, as in certain card games|
|Related terms:||overcome card_game|
|7.||[ verb ] leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch|
|Synonyms:||desert forsake abandon desolate|
"The mother deserted her children"
|Related terms:||leave maroon ditch walk_out expose desertion forlornness forsaking|
|8.||[ noun ] (nautical) abrupt up-and-down motion (as caused by a ship or other conveyance)|
"the pitching and tossing was quite exciting"
|Related terms:||motion rock ship|
|9.||[ noun ] a decisive defeat in a game (especially in cribbage)|
|10.||[ noun ] the act of moving forward suddenly|
|Related terms:||motion lunge|