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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 lurch /ˈlɝʧ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lurch v. i.  To swallow or eat greedily; to devour; hence, to swallow up. [Obs.]
    Too far off from great cities, which may hinder business; too near them, which lurcheth all provisions, and maketh everything dear.   --Bacon.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lurch, n.
 1. An old game played with dice and counters; a variety of the game of tables.
 2. A double score in cribbage for the winner when his adversary has been left in the lurch.
    Lady --- has cried her eyes out on losing a lurch.   --Walpole.
 To leave one in the lurch. (a) In the game of cribbage, to leave one's adversary so far behind that the game is won before he has scored thirty-one. (b) To leave one behind; hence, to abandon, or fail to stand by, a person in a difficulty. --Denham.
 But though thou'rt of a different church,
 I will not leave thee in the lurch.   --Hudibras.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lurch, v. t.
 1. To leave in the lurch; to cheat. [Obs.]
    Never deceive or lurch the sincere communicant.   --South.
 2. To steal; to rob. [Obs.]
 And in the brunt of seventeen battles since
 He lurched all swords of the garland.   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lurch, n.  A sudden roll of a ship to one side, as in heavy weather; hence, a swaying or staggering movement to one side, as that by a drunken man. Fig.: A sudden and capricious inclination of the mind.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lurch v. i. [imp. & p. p. Lurched p. pr. & vb. n. Lurching.] To roll or sway suddenly to one side, as a ship or a drunken man; to move forward while lurching.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lurch, v. i.
 1. To withdraw to one side, or to a private place; to lurk.
 2. To dodge; to shift; to play tricks.
    I . . . am fain to shuffle, to hedge, and to lurch.   --Shak.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an unsteady uneven gait [syn: stumble, stagger]
      2: a decisive defeat in a game (especially in cribbage)
      3: abrupt up-and-down motion (as caused by a ship or other
         conveyance); "the pitching and tossing was quite exciting"
         [syn: pitch, pitching]
      4: the act of moving forward suddenly [syn: lunge]
      v 1: walk as if unable to control one's movements; "The drunken
           man staggered into the room" [syn: stagger, reel, keel,
            swag, careen]
      2: move abruptly; "The ship suddenly lurched to the left" [syn:
          pitch, shift]
      3: move slowly and unsteadily; "The truck lurched down the
      4: loiter about, with no apparent aim [syn: prowl]
      5: defeat by a lurch [syn: skunk]