1. [ verb ] walk as if unable to control one's movements
Synonyms: stagger reel careen swag keel

"The drunken man staggered into the room"

Related terms: walk rock staggerer
2. [ verb ] move abruptly
Synonyms: pitch shift

"The ship suddenly lurched to the left"

Related terms: move shift
3. [ verb ] move slowly and unsteadily
Synonyms: stagger

"The truck lurched down the road"

Related terms: travel
4. [ noun ] an unsteady uneven gait
Synonyms: stagger stumble
Related terms: gait stagger stagger
5. [ verb ] loiter about, with no apparent aim
Synonyms: prowl
Related terms: loiter prowl
6. [ verb ] (games) defeat by a lurch, as in certain card games
Synonyms: skunk
Related terms: overcome card_game
7. [ verb ] leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch
Synonyms: desert forsake abandon desolate

"The mother deserted her children"

Related terms: leave maroon ditch walk_out expose desertion forlornness forsaking
8. [ noun ] (nautical) abrupt up-and-down motion (as caused by a ship or other conveyance)
Synonyms: pitching pitch

"the pitching and tossing was quite exciting"

Related terms: motion rock ship
9. [ noun ] a decisive defeat in a game (especially in cribbage)
Related terms: defeat
10. [ noun ] the act of moving forward suddenly
Synonyms: lunge
Related terms: motion lunge
Similar spelling:   Luhrs