ADJ. little | sickening, sudden, violent
VERB + LURCH give Her heart gave a little lurch when she saw him. | feel John felt a lurch of dismay.
PREP. with a ~ The train stopped with a lurch. | ~ into Starting her own business was a lurch into the unknown.
ADV. violently Suddenly the train lurched violently. | slightly | backwards, forward, sideways She gave a little cry and lurched forwards.
PREP. along The coach lurched along the mountain road. | into A man lurched into her office. | towards He lurched towards the door.
PHRASES lurch to your feet The drunk lurched to his feet and tried to follow us.