Lunge meaning

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The definition of a lunge is a forward movement with a weapon or bodily force.

An example of a lunge is how a fencer moves towards his opponent.

An example of a lunge is a low forward squat.

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A sudden thrust or pass, as with a sword.
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A sudden forward movement or plunge.
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To make a sudden thrust or pass.
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To move with a sudden thrust.
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To cause (someone) to lunge.
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A sudden thrust with a sword or other weapon.
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A sudden plunge forward.
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To make a lunge or move with a lunge.
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To cause to lunge; thrust with a lunge.
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A sudden forward movement, especially with a sword.
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A long rope or flat web line, more commonly referred to as a lunge line, approximately 20-30 feet long, attached to the bridle, lungeing cavesson, or halter of a horse and is used to control the animal while lungeing.
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An exercise performed by stepping forward one leg while kneeling with the other leg, then returning back to a standing position.
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A fish, the namaycush.
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To make a sudden forward movement (present participle: lunging).
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To longe or work a horse in a circle around a handler (present participle: lunging or lungeing).
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To lunge is defined as to move forward quickly.

An example of lunge is to grab for a foul ball at a baseball game.

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Origin of lunge

  • From alteration of obsolete allonge to thrust from French allonger from Old French alongier to lengthen a- to (from Latin ad- ad–) long long (from Latin longus del-1 in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French allonge, from Old French alonge, from alongier, from Vulgar Latin *allongare, from ad + Late Latin longare, from Latin longus.

    From Wiktionary