lunge at

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.
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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.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Mr Brocklehurst said: "I was about to leave, which is company protocol if you get any hassle, when he seemed to lunge at me.
They also lunge at each other, striking the top of an opponent's body with their legs.
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.
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Hendry grabbed a knife from a kitchen drawer, ran out and stabbed his friend as he made another lunge at his parents.