lunge at

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lunge at (someone or something)

To leap toward someone or something, especially with the intent of grabbing, attacking, or striking them or it. The criminal lunged at the police officer with a knife, but the cop was able to subdue him without difficulty. The lion lunged at the gazelle, burying its claws and teeth into the animal's hindquarters.
See also: lunge

lunge at someone or something

to jump or dive at someone or something. The dog lunged at the man, but he got out of the way without getting bitten. The dog lunged at the bicycle.
See also: lunge
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With Arsenal's Ashley Cole dismissed for a two-footed lunge at Leicester, there were fears the Football Association would punish the inspirational Reds captain.
Garda Sheehan also claimed he saw Byrne lunge at Sgt John O'Sullivan when he told him to get back into his seat in the directors' box.
When his drunken father makes a threatening lunge at him one day.
In woodland-surveillance videos, scientists have watched chipmunks, gray squirrels, and a thrush lunge at and hop over the vipers.
Hendry grabbed a knife from a kitchen drawer, ran out and stabbed his friend as he made another lunge at his parents.
Steve Sedgley floated the free-kick, awarded for Stuart's lunge at Claus Thomsen, just inside the post.