To swallow or eat greedily; to devour; hence, to swallow up.
- To stagger. See Synonyms at blunder.
- To roll or pitch suddenly or erratically: The ship lurched in the storm. The car gave a start and then lurched forward.
- A staggering or tottering movement or gait.
- An abrupt rolling or pitching.
- The losing position of a cribbage player who scores 30 points or less to the winner's 61.
- in the lurch In a difficult or embarrassing position.