Definition of lunge verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

lunge

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//lʌndʒ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//lʌndʒ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they lunge
BrE BrE//lʌndʒ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//lʌndʒ//
 
he / she / it lunges
BrE BrE//ˈlʌndʒɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlʌndʒɪz//
 
past simple lunged
BrE BrE//lʌndʒd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//lʌndʒd//
 
past participle lunged
BrE BrE//lʌndʒd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//lʌndʒd//
 
-ing form lungeing
BrE BrE//ˈlʌndʒɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlʌndʒɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] lunge (at/towards/for somebody/something) | lunge (forward) to make a sudden powerful forward movement, especially in order to attack somebody or take hold of something He took out a knife and lunged at her. She lunged forward and snatched the letter from me. Word Origin mid 18th cent.: from earlier allonge, from French allonger ‘lengthen’.Extra examples He lunged forward suddenly and grabbed the gun. He sprang from his seat and lunged towards her. His attacker tried to lunge at him with a knife. She lunged for the door, but it was locked.
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