lunge for (someone or something)

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lunge for (someone or something)

To leap forward to grab, attack, or strike someone or something. The criminal lunged for the police officer with a knife, but the cop was able to subdue him without difficulty. The lion lunged for the gazelle, burying its claws and teeth into the animal's hindquarters. I was expecting a call from a girl I liked, so I lunged for the phone the moment it rang so no one else would answer it.
See also: lunge

lunge for someone or something

to charge or jump at someone or something; to attack someone or something. The mugger lunged for her, but she dodged him. Ted lunged for the door, but Bill beat him to it.
See also: lunge
References in classic literature ?
With the agility of a squirrel Meriem was upon her feet and at the same instant the great bull lunged for her.
THE woman who broke security and lunged for Geordie beauty Cheryl Cole has been branded as "completely obsessed" with the star.
Danielle was said to have lunged for the singer in a bid to get her to sign a DVD cover.
Shamed John Taylor, 38, lunged for the match official after he sent a Hibs player off and was only stopped when Hearts giant goalkeeper Tepi Moilanen stepped in to block the football hooligan's path.