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Definition of lurch:

  1. A double score in cribbage for the winner when his adversary has been left in the lurch.
  2. A sudden roll of a ship to one side, as in heavy weather; hence, a swaying or staggering movement to one side, as that by a drunken man. Fig.: A sudden and capricious inclination of the mind.
  3. An old game played with dice and counters; a variety of the game of tables.
  4. To dodge; to shift; to play tricks.
  5. To leave in the lurch; to cheat.
  6. To roll or sway suddenly to one side, as a ship or a drunken man.
  7. To steal; to rob.
  8. To swallow or eat greedily; to devour; hence, to swallow up.
  9. To withdraw to one side, or to a private place; to lurk.


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