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lunge

 
 
pronunciation:
luhnj
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition: a sudden movement toward something; thrust, leap, or dive.
Bill made a lunge for the escaping puppy.
synonyms:
thrust
similar words:
plunge, pounce, rush
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: lunges, lunging, lunged
definition: to move with a sudden forward motion, such as a dive, thrust, or leap.
He lunged for the ball and caught it.She lunged at the dragon with her sword.
similar words:
charge, dive, jab, leap, plunge, pounce, rush