lurch forward(redirected from lurch forwards)
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.
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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.