lurch


1lurch

verb \ˈlərch\

Definition of LURCH

intransitive verb
dial chiefly English
:  to loiter about a place furtively :  prowl
transitive verb
1
obsolete :  steal
2
archaic :  cheat

Origin of LURCH

Middle English lorchen, probably alteration of lurken to lurk
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with LURCH

2lurch

noun

Definition of LURCH

:  a decisive defeat in which an opponent wins a game by more than double the defeated player's score especially in cribbage
in the lurch
:  in a vulnerable and unsupported position

Origin of LURCH

Middle French lourche, adjective, defeated by a lurch, deceived
First Known Use: 1598

Other Game Terms

bezique, carom, convention, crap, euchre, gambit, monte, parlay, tierce

3lurch

verb

Definition of LURCH

transitive verb
1
archaic :  to leave in the lurch
2
:  to defeat by a lurch (as in cribbage)

First Known Use of LURCH

circa 1651

4lurch

noun

Definition of LURCH

1
:  a sudden roll of a ship to one side
2
:  an abrupt jerking, swaying, or tipping movement <the car moved forward with a lurch>; also :  stagger 2

Origin of LURCH

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1805

5lurch

verb

Definition of LURCH

intransitive verb
1
:  to roll or tip abruptly :  pitch
2
:  to move with a lurch <suddenly lurched forward>; also :  stagger <has lurched from crisis to crisis — Jere Longman>

First Known Use of LURCH

circa 1828

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