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It’s shocking that parents are basically being completely left in the lurch by their government.

A new expressway threatens to bypass the town and leave livelihoods in the lurch.

He also does not see why teachers could not finish the quarter in January before leaving, and worries teachers will be seen as the bad guy leaving students in the lurch.

Earlier this week, Microsoft’s workplace collaboration tool, Teams, suffered an hours-long outage, leaving many in a lurch, unable to connect to colleagues.

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In 2014 we have suddenly lurched backward to 1937 and the world of Amelia Earhart.

I stammered something about admiring his work and the conversation somehow lurched into motion.

He lurched hard over the curb, his hand raised toward the passing cars.

He lurched from story to story and sometimes into improvisation with no reason for or momentum to his overall line of thought.

Chasen did not surrender her purse, jewelry, money, or car, but lurched leftward onto Whittier, where she crashed into a lamppost.

He lurched toward the front door of the shop, stopped half way there, clung to a counter for support.

In the narrow seat behind, Clip lurched, and swayed, and rattled the motor-cycles.

Matt took the cross-road on two wheels, and, half a minute later, lurched into the main thoroughfare in the same way.

Then he lurched in his saddle as from exhaustion or weariness, and straightened himself again with both hands on the bridle.

For a moment he swayed, then lurched forward, his head striking the iron railing, his body falling limp to the floor.


On this page you'll find 39 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to lurched, such as: totter, bumble, teeter, jerk, reel, and tilt.

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