lurch
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lurch
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (act of moving suddenly and forcefully)
a. el bandazo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
After a big lurch on the bus, my purse fell on the floor.Después de un bandazo grande en el autobús, mi bolsa se cayó en el piso.
b. la sacudida
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Lurch after lurch signaled that the driving student was learning to use her brake.Una sacudida tras otra señalaron que la estudiante de manejar estaba aprendiendo usar el freno.
c. el tumbo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
In the car, I felt a huge lurch, and worried that there might be an earthquake.En el coche, sentí un tumbo gigante y me preocupé de que podría haber un temblor.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (move forcefully and suddenly)
a. dar bandazos (vehicle)
The bike lurched along the stony path.La bici dio bandazos por el camino pedregoso.
b. dar sacudidas (vehicle)
The plane was lurching and everyone's drinks spilled.El avión estaba dando sacudidas y las bebidas de todo el mundo derramaron.
c. dar tumbos (vehicle)
The car lurched to the side again and again on the meandering road.El coche daba tumbos una vez tras otra en el camino serpenteante.
3. (stagger)
a. tambalearse (person)
The drunk lurched around outside the bar.El borracho se tambaleó fuera del bar.
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lurch
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of ship, car)
a. el bandazo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
a lurch to the right/leftun giro brusco a la derecha/izquierda
2. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to leave somebody in the lurchdejar a alguien en la estacada
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (ship, car)
a. dar bandazos
4. (person)
a. tambalearse
to lurch to the left/rightdar un giro brusco a la izquierda/derecha
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lurch [lɜːtʃ]
noun
sacudida (f); tumbo (m); (Náut) bandazo (m)
to give a lurch dar una sacudida or un tumbo
intransitive verb
[+person] tambalearse; [+vehicle] (continually) dar sacudidas; dar tumbos; (once) dar una sacudida; dar un tumbo; (Náut) dar un bandazo
the bus lurched forward el autobús avanzó dando tumbos/dando un tumbo; he lurched in/out entró/salió tambaleándose
lurch [lɜːtʃ]
noun
to leave sb in the lurch dejar a algn en la estacada
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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