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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.
Thirty people have been rescued and two remain missing after an oil platform in the shallow waters of Bohai Bay off eastern China's Shandong province lurched dangerously, state media has reported.
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.
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.
Analysts, however, said Davis lurched from strategy to strategy, including contrition, angry attacks and personal contact with voters.
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.
Suddenly, the wire broke, and the big plane lurched forward with full power on--but SLOW