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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)

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.

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."