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



    BrE BrE//lʌndʒ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//lʌndʒ//
    [usually singular]
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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 towards 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
  3. Word Originmid 18th cent.: from earlier allonge, from French allonger ‘lengthen’.Extra examples He skipped past the defender’s despairing lunge. The boy made a sudden lunge for his wallet. The burglar made a lunge at him with a knife. a lunge to one side a lunge towards the door
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