lurch forward

lurch forward

To move forward abruptly, jerkily, or joltingly. Suddenly, Tom lurched forward and ran to the railing so he could vomit over the side of the ship. The train lurched forward, and my coffee spilled all over my lap as a result.
See also: forward, lurch

lurch forward

to jerk or sway forward. The car lurched forward and shook us around. When the train lurched forward, we were pushed back into our seats.
See also: forward, lurch
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The witness then saw her "lurch forward" and strike another vehicle.
Aberdeen Sheriff Court yesterday heard that she caused her car to "lurch forward" while trying to leave her disabled parking space on the street and hit the cars parked in front of and behind her own.
The truck continued to lurch forward and ran over Lee, causing fatal injuries to his head and chest, with it finally coming to a stop upon hitting a roadside utility pole about 50 meters farther on.
Pascucci said Zaworski's was traveling 11 mph over the speed limit when he hit the trailer, causing it to lurch forward. Matthew Paulson, 29, of Barrington, was standing behind the trailer, and the force of the crash pinned Paulson between a truck and the trailer, killing him.
Neurons that are responsible for firing when the brain senses the body is off-balance will set off a cascade of signals from the inner ear to the brain stem, then to the spinal cord and finally to the muscles that tell the body to lurch forward...
An inquest heard Chloe Louise Farrell may have put the vehicle into the wrong gear while trying to reverse at the Warren, Abersoch, Gwynedd, causing it to lurch forward.
According to local media, the driver accidentally hit the gas pedal instead of the brake, causing the car to lurch forward through the retention wires of the building.
"There will be a lurch forward," he told Germany's Deutschlandfunk radio.
(http://http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/video_mayor_terry_buckle_accidentally_drives_car_into_tesco_express_in_moreton_hall_bury_st_edmunds_1_2204687) EADT reported that the accident was believed to be caused by the Mayor's accidental lurch forward while trying to obtain a parking spot located in front of the building.
Marc 42 "The deceased did not retaliate in any way and was seen to lurch forward while the offender escaped from the scene in his vehicle." Mr Flower said the emergency services were called and Mr Clarke was taken to A&E but was formally pronounced dead at 3.50pm.
Tribunal Judge Peter Rose QC said Mr Senior told the tribunal that, in panic, he must have hit the accelerator by mistake which caused the bus to lurch forward.
The Health and Social Care Bill continues to lurch forward. Unite members have been active in rebutting the proposals, which would lead to the private sector determining treatments.
The researchers programmed the robot to lurch forward about 9 inches, open and shut its mouth and then return to its resting spot far away from the rats' nest.
Hussain claimed he was parked in a side road when his foot slipped onto the accelerator, causing the car to lurch forward. Raja and Ali submitted a claim for pounds 8,820 for the value of their car, and pounds 9,874 for the cost of hiring a replacement, a total of pounds 18,694.
This action normally causes the jet to lurch forward, and this time was no exception.