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lunge

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noun \ˈlənj\

Simple Definition of lunge

  • : a sudden forward movement

Full Definition of lunge

  1. 1 :  a quick thrust or jab (as of a sword) usually made by leaning or striding forward

  2. 2 :  a sudden forward rush or reach <made a lunge to catch the ball>

Examples of lunge

  1. He made a lunge at me with his knife.

  2. He made a desperate lunge for the ball.



Origin of lunge

modification of French allonge extension, reach, from Old French alonge, from alongier to lengthen, from Vulgar Latin *allongare, from Latin ad- ad- + Late Latin longare, from Latin longus long


First Known Use: 1748

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lunge

verb

Simple Definition of lunge

  • : to move or reach forward in a sudden, forceful way

Full Definition of lunge

lungedlung·ing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to make a lunge :  move with or as if with a lunge

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to thrust or propel (as a blow) in a lunge

Examples of lunge

  1. He lunged at me with his knife.

  2. She lunged across the table.

  3. The crocodile lunged at its prey.

  4. The dog lunged for his throat.



1772

First Known Use of lunge

1772


LUNGE Defined for Kids

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lunge

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noun \ˈlənj\

Definition of lunge

  1. :  a sudden movement forward <… the shark opened his mouth … and made a lunge at the peach. — Roald Dahl, James and the Giant Peach>




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lunge

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verb

Definition of lunge

lungedlung·ing

  1. :  to move or reach forward in a sudden forceful way <She lunged across the table.>





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