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lurch

Cribbage the state of a losing player with less than 30 points at the end of a game (esp in the phrase in the lurch)

Lurch

Addams’s zombielike, extremely tall butler. [TV: “The Addams Family” in Terrace, I, 29]
See: Butler
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"The passengers got off and, during take-off, the helicopter lurched to the side and smashed into the people."
Summary: Thirty people have been rescued after an oil platform in the shallow waters off eastern China's Shandong province lurched dangerously.
Spanish TV showed the bull jumping from the ring into the stands causing panic as he lurched through the screaming crowd at the Tafalla arena in the northern region of Navarra.
Even when seated, I've found myself holding on to a rail to prevent myself from being lurched forward.
Company boss Peter Prime told jurors how a train he was travelling on "lurched" near Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, on the evening before the crash.
The cessation of greyhound racing at the Brandon venue was arguably inevitable given that it had lurched from crisis to crisis, but surely it could have been handled a lot better by those running the show.
Ishant Sharma and Zaheer Khan picked up an early wicket apiece as Sri Lanka lurched to 85 for two after rain had washed out the opening two sessions.
He pried himself free of the tape, lurched across the floor, then crouched behind a ledge, tapping his fingertips together with obsessive glee.
Another source said: "Chris was boozing big-time with pals around the pool then he lurched through the crowd like Frankenstein on schnapps, screaming gibberish and bumping people.