Lurch is defined as leaving someone without help or without something you promised or a sudden movement forward or to one side.(noun)
The definition of lurch is to walk or move unsteadily and without stability.(verb)
An example of lurch is when you are intoxicated and stumbling around.
See lurch in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: < ?
Origin: earlier lee-lurch < ?
Origin: ME lorchen, var. of lurk
Origin: Fr lourche, name of a 16th-c. game like backgammon, prob. < OFr, duped < MDu lurz, left (hand), hence unlucky, akin to MHG lërz, left, lürzen, to deceive
See lurch in American Heritage Dictionary 4
intransitive verb lurched, lurch·ing, lurch·es
Origin: Origin unknown.
Origin: Perhaps back-formation from Middle English lurching, a total victory at lorche, a kind of game
Origin: ; perhaps akin to lurken, to lurk; see lurk.
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