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.
See also: lurch, toward
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On board the Arangi, relieved by the lowering of her mainsail, as the fierceness went out of the wind and the cloudburst of tropic rain began to fall, Van Horn and Borckman lurched toward each other in the blackness.
He found time to admire the ease with which she sat down, then lurched toward a chair facing her, overwhelmed with consciousness of the awkward figure he was cutting.
Then he lurched toward Jurgis, and the hand upon his shoulder became an arm about his neck.
Miss Mary lurched towards the open window again, dropped on her knees, her head on the sill, and lay quiet, surrendering the cut hand to me.
One year ago: Ukraine lurched toward breakup as lawmakers declared they wanted to join Russia and planned to put the decision to voters; President Barack Obama condemned the move and the West imposed the first real sanctions against Russia.
Israel was unimpressed -- so unimpressed it lurched toward the recent war on Gaza.
Ryder then lurched toward Officer Lamoreaux with his car before stopping again, at which time Officer Santos arrested Mr.
Lafferty, who left Ibrox under a cloud six years ago as the club lurched towards liquidation, returned to the Old Firm giants from Hearts a fortnight ago.
Hungary has lurched towards aggressive authoritari-anism with Prime Minister Viktor Orban saying that Hungarians will not live according to the commands of foreign powers and conflict with the EU, or even close neighbours such as Austria, Croatia, Slovakia and Serbia, could be unavoidable.
She is alleged to have seen a row with Chappell after Sir Philip threatened to pull PS35million out of BHS as it lurched towards administration.
Calls were growing for a probe into complex links between three businesses and BHS as the firm lurched towards multi-million pound bankruptcy.
NNA - Afghanistan will not have a new president in time for a key NATO summit next week, officials said Thursday, as the country's prolonged election crisis lurched towards another damaging delay.
At the other end of the table, Tynedale lurched towards the relegation zone after a fifth successive defeat - this time a 37-17 home loss to Loughborough Students.
The married dad-oftwo had an affair with a senior colleague as the bank lurched towards financial disaster and a pounds 45.5billion bailout funded by taxpayers.
With Falkirk already dumped out of the Europa League in the early qualifying stages, Aberdeen and Motherwell lurched towards the exit after thumping defeats.