lunge

To lunge is to move forward suddenly, often in a thursting manner. A parent might lunge to grab a runaway child.

Lunging is not usually a graceful movement. A lunge is quick and desperate. If it suddenly rains, people will lunge to get under an awning. In football, when the ball is hiked, the linemen lunge at each other. Lunging always involves moving forward.

Definitions of lunge
1

n the act of moving forward suddenly

Synonyms:
lurch
Type of:
motion, move, movement
the act of changing location from one place to another

n (fencing) an attacking thrust made with one foot forward and the back leg straight and with the sword arm outstretched forward

Synonyms:
passado, straight thrust
Type of:
knife thrust, stab, thrust
a strong blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument

v make a thrusting forward movement

Synonyms:
hurl, hurtle, thrust
Types:
dart
move with sudden speed
riposte
make a return thrust
Type of:
move
move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

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