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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.
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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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"Oh- why, that was in a dream!" Petya said to himself, as he lurched forward. "It's in my ears.
Number One lurched forward, his arms outstretched toward the horror stricken girl.
The slight noise had awakened Jane Porter at the same time, and as she saw the hideous tableau she gave a shrill cry of alarm, and at the same instant the sailor lurched forward and fell upon Clayton.
At last he arose, very slowly and with evident effort gaining his knees first and then staggering to his feet, yet his indomitable will was evidenced by a sudden straightening of his shoulders and a determined shake of his head as he lurched forward on unsteady legs to take up his valiant fight for survival.
She sank back on her haunches, but lurched forward and tugged forward with all her force, tugged first on one side and then on the other, trying to move the cart.
As the Mary Rebecca lurched forward with a tremendous jerk, the nose of the boat ducked down into the water, and the men tumbled over one another in a wild rush into the stern to save the boat from being dragged sheer under water.
With a hideous roar the mighty flesh-eater lurched forward to the ground with both front legs broken.
Jurgis' arms were shaking so that he could scarcely hold himself up, and lurched forward now and then as he listened.
Matthew Kirkham, a journalist for (https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/1079978/queen-elizabeth-II-attacked-pelted-with-eggs-flashed-bottom-royal-news-spt) Express , said that while parading in front of a huge crowd of royal fans, two women masquerading as crowd-control officers lurched forward and began hurling a barrage of raw eggs at the Queen as she rode in an open car.
But as Ms Gilna, from Keel Lodge in the town, leaned across to open the front passenger door for her daughter the car lurched forward and rolled over Ms McFadden.
A number of people were left injured after being lurched forward.
A police spokesman said: "What appears to have happened is that she has lent into the car to close the electric windows, she has turned on the ignition to get the power to turn the windows to close but the car was in gear and the car has lurched forward trapping her hand/arm."
The customer lurched forward, banged her forehead against the dryer.
At the report, the buck folded in the scope and lurched forward on a short death run.