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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With no immediate sign of the issues being rectified, the crisis club - now nine points adrift at the foot of the Premier Division table - are lurching towards the abyss.
ENGLAND fly-half George Ford ensured that Bath launched their European Champions Cup campaign in winning fashion at the Recreation Ground - but Irish heavyweights Leinster are lurching towards an early exit.
"A short time later, the dog became aggressive, v grow r ling and snarling, before lurching towards the boy and biting him."
Rock-bottom of Kingstone Press Championship One for the past three seasons, the current campaign seemed to be lurching towards a similar outcome until a month which has seen the struggling club pull themselves back on their feet.
The game looked to be lurching towards penalties but McGowan fired the winner with nine minutes left.
The newly released (http://splashpage.mtv.com/2011/07/19/the-dark-knight-rises-trailer-whats-next/) trailer offers a glimpse of Bane's face, and ends with a shot of the hulking villain lurching towards Batman.
AS THE the country appears to be lurching towards a summer of discontent with teachers and civil servants planning strike action, is it now time for the coalition Government to ask themselves if their policies are taking the country in right direction?
A Bears season which at one stage was lurching towards ruin and relegation in four-day cricket now appears set to end on a double high of championship survival and a Lord's final.
In contrast, Liverpool are lurching towards a crisis after a run of four successive defeats which has left them struggling to maintain interest in both those competitions.
Ruth Davison, of the National Housing Federation, said: "After years of boom the housebuilding industry is lurching towards bust - the number of new homes built in 2009/10 could slump to the lowest level since the 1920s.
HARBHAJAN SINGH bemoaned an unusually brittle India batting line-up, with the tourists lurching towards a series defeat in Sri Lanka.
Countering the obvious tragedy with perspectives from victims whose mis fortunes, abuse, and intolerance have gone unnoticed, she presents the voice of the freak show's Fat Lady: When folks scream or clutch their hair and poke at us and glare and speak of how we slithered up from Hell, it is themselves they see: the preacher with the farmer girls (his bulging eyes, their chicken legs) or the mother lurching towards the sink, a baby quivering in her gnarled hands.
Their World Cup hopes are hanging by a thread, and the unthinkable prospect of losing to a Samoan side currently not firing on all cylinders would leave England lurching towards a humiliating early exit.
Having appeared to be moving out of a period of turmoil following the resignation of its previous secretary Bill Adams, the SLA was yesterday lurching towards another crisis after members of the national committee appointed Tim Lyle as northern field officer without Cornelius's knowledge.
English champions Wasps are lurching towards an early European exit for a second successive season after dropping priceless home points against Pool Six favourites Toulouse.