Definition of "lunge" []

  • A sudden thrust or pass, as with a sword. (noun)
  • A sudden forward movement or plunge. (noun)
  • To make a sudden thrust or pass. (verb-intransitive)
  • To move with a sudden thrust. (verb-intransitive)
  • To cause (someone) to lunge. (verb-transitive)
  • A sudden forward motion (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A thrust made by advancing the front foot and straightening the back leg, extending the sword arm forwards (noun)
  • To move or cause to move with a lunge (verb)
  • To make a lunge (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "lunge" in a sentence
  • "In the previous post I discussed the basic anatomy and behaviour involved in lunge-feeding, a style of predation practiced by rorquals, the biggest, fastest and most dynamic of baleen-bearing cetaceans."
  • "It seems that the rapid acceleration and deceleration, and the dynamic movement, involved in lunge-feeding is highly costly, forcing rorquals to limit their dive time, and to increase the time that they need to spend at the surface recovering (Acevedo-Gutiérrez et al. 2002)."
  • "To the ring he fastened a long "lunge" - rope, which was well named."