lurch

Part of speech: verb

To roll to one side, as a ship at sea; sway.

Part of speech: noun

A swaying or rolling.

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Usage examples "lurch":

  1. The boat had given a slight lurch. - "The Pursuit of the House-Boat", John Kendrick Bangs.
  2. All that Henry feared was being left in the lurch by the States; otherwise he was not afraid of Rome. - "The Life of John of Barneveld, 1609-15, Volume I.", John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: February 7, 2009.
  3. It's all very well for you: you put a man up to everything that's dangerous, and then you leave him in the lurch, and say it don't matter. - "The Perpetual Curate", Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant.