Pronunciation: (lûrch),[key] —n. 1. an act or instance of swaying abruptly.
2. a sudden tip or roll to one side, as of a ship or a staggering person.
3. an awkward, swaying or staggering motion or gait.
—v.i. 1. (of a ship) to roll or pitch suddenly.
2. to make a lurch; move with lurches; stagger: The wounded man lurched across the room.
Pronunciation: (lûrch),[key] —n. 1. a situation at the close of various games in which the loser scores nothing or is far behind the opponent.
2. leave in the lurch, to leave in an uncomfortable or desperate situation; desert in time of trouble: Our best salesperson left us in the lurch at the peak of the busy season.
Pronunciation: (lûrch),[key] —v.t. 1. Archaic.to do out of; defraud; cheat.
2. Obs.to acquire through underhanded means; steal; filch.
—v.i. Brit. Dial.to lurk near a place; prowl.
—n. Archaic.the act of lurking or state of watchfulness.