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Definition of lunge noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1lunge (at somebody) lunge (for somebody/something) a sudden, powerful, forward movement of the body and arm that a person makes toward another person or thing, especially when attacking or trying to take hold of them He made a lunge for the phone.
  2. 2(in the sport of fencing) a thrust made by putting one foot forward and making the back leg straight
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