lurch toward (someone or something)

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lurch toward (someone or something)

To move toward someone or something abruptly and in a staggering, erratic, or unsteady manner. The drunken man lurched at the door as he went to leave, nearly collapsing on the floor in the process. We kept lurching at one another as the bock rocked violently in the waves.
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We're not too wee or daft to manage our own affairs and the disturbing lurch towards a rightwing elitist clique at Westminster will surely help in boosting support for an independence that's progressive, inclusive and just for all.
BY BEN GLAZE Nigel Farage has gone to war with UKIP over his former party's "lurch towards extremism".
Just as US Attorney General and sinister right-wing goblin Jeff Sessions refused to rule out jailing journalists who displease the Trump administration, last week we also took a huge lurch towards the right.
* Does not result in a sudden lurch towards child sexual exploitation as a stand alone priority.
I see history repeating itself as many in Britain and across Europe lurch towards the far right of politics in a desperate yet futile quest for easy answers to complex problems.
HIBS keeper Ben Williams has launched an astonishing attack on his own team as they lurch towards a relegation play-off.
Similarly, Sunderland are shy of fire power as we lurch towards the return derby match.
From the Ram Mandir to the English language, we're seeing a desperate lurch towards the conservative end of the spectrum after months of APCO- esque jargon about the three ' G's of big business and other such powerpoint presentation material.
Continuing Clint's sporting themes in Million Dollar Baby and Invictus, Curve will offer plenty of baseball references for anyone interested in the game (though it's never overbearing if you're not) and there's even a sudden lurch towards the year's most insidious subject - child abuse.
The end of the trailer suggests that the film's romantic tone with take a demonstrable lurch towards the horrific as Diane's longing for Jack seems to spark some sort of transformation.
In some countries, such a move would be seen as an alarming lurch towards anarchy.
Instead, we got a rather pathetic tome which offers a lurch towards centrist intervention on a scale more akin to Havana than Westminster.
Hull's bubble has well and truly burst and their lurch towards the relegation scrap is set to continue at Goodison Park.
His critics, however, are calling it a radical lurch towards authoritarianism by a leader with unchecked power.
The Fulham manger began his playing career at Swansea in 1987, when they were close to bankruptcy, and has seen them lurch towards similar disaster several times since.