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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.
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Step on the gas, and the big SUV lurches forward with enormous grunt.
The challenge now, activists say, is to make sure that women maintain their involvement as the nation lurches forward, so that their contribution to the revolution is not forgotten.
Suddenly a car, headlights glaring, lurches forward. Filmed deep underground on the border between Gaza and Egypt, the mobile phone footage obtained by the BBC is conclusive proof of what has been rumoured in Gaza since last year - the tunnelling operation is now so advanced that entire brand new cars are now being smuggled into Gaza.
If you sit on it, it lurches forward. I'm surprised I didn't end up with whiplash.
This helped me to conceptualize our lurches forward to community building as cycles of conflict, feud, communication and resolution, with each cycle enhancing a bit more our understanding of one other.
BAYWATCH OUT: Cohen, as Kazakhstani telly interviewer Borat, emerges from the surf to interrupt the dogs' wedding and then lurches forward at startled star Pammie; SHE'S DOWN: Borat, right, pushes Pam over; HE'S OUT: Bodyguards escort Borat away
By the time the car lurches forward a few yards to the officer, a screen shows make, model, license and other information, as well as photos of everyone allowed to be in the car.
Every time the Tories try to move forwards, Labour lurches forward to outflank them.
WARPATH: Hewitt raises his umbrella during the alleged incident outside his swish home; STUMBLE: The cad lurches forward as a snapper lies on the ground
The plot lurches forward haltingly through innumerable recitatives, taking decided second place to the ingratiatingly written arias, which were sung magnificently.
The political system is generally the last to get the news, and it lurches forward in response to protest from the real locus of American politics, which is outside of the political system.