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lunge

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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (intransitive)

CIDE DICTIONARY

lungen. [Also spelt longe, fr. allonge. See Allonge, Long.].
     A sudden thrust or pass, as with a sword.  [1913 Webster]
lungev. i. 
     To make a lunge.  [1913 Webster]
lungev. t. 
     To cause to go round in a ring, as a horse, while holding his halter.  Thackeray.  [1913 Webster]
lungen. 

OXFORD DICTIONARY

lunge, n. & v.
--n.
1 a sudden movement forward.
2 a thrust with a sword etc., esp. the basic attacking move in fencing.
3 a movement forward by bending the front leg at the knee while keeping the back leg straight.
--v.
1 intr. make a lunge.
2 intr. (usu. foll. by at, out) deliver a blow from the shoulder in boxing.
3 tr. drive (a weapon etc.) violently in some direction.

lunge, n. & v. (also longe)
--n.
1 a long rope on which a horse is held and made to move in a circle round its trainer.
2 a circular exercise-ground for training horses.
--v.tr. exercise (a horse) with or in a lunge.

Etymology
F longe, allonge (as LUNGE(1))

THESAURUS

lunge

amble, barge, bound, bowl along, bundle, charge, clump, cut, cut and thrust, dash, dive, drag, feint, flail at, flail away at, flounce, foot, footslog, halt, hippety-hop, hit, hit at, hitch, hobble, home thrust, hop, jab, jog, jolt, jump, lash out at, leap, let drive at, let fly at, limp, lumber, lunge at, lurch, mince, pace, paddle, pass, peg, piaffe, piaffer, plod, plunge, poke at, pounce, prance, rack, roll, rush, sashay, saunter, scuff, scuffle, scuttle, shamble, shuffle, sidle, single-foot, skip, slink, slither, slog, slouch, spring, stab, stagger, stalk, stamp, stomp, straddle, straggle, stride, strike, strike at, strike out at, stroll, strut, stump, swagger, swing, swing at, swing on, thrust, thrust at, tittup, toddle, totter, traipse, trip, trudge, waddle, wamble, wiggle, wobble

ROGET THESAURUS

lunge

Attack

N attack, assault, assault and battery, onset, onslaught, charge, aggression, offense, incursion, inroad, invasion, irruption, outbreak, estrapade, ruade, coupe de main, sally, sortie, camisade, raid, foray, run at, run against, dead set at, storm, storming, boarding, escalade, siege, investment, obsession, bombardment, cannonade, fire, volley, platoon fire, file fire, fusillade, sharpshooting, broadside, raking fire, cross fire, volley of grapeshot, whiff of the grape, feu d'enfer, cut, thrust, lunge, pass, passado, carte and tierce, home thrust, coupe de bec, kick, punch, battue, razzia, Jacquerie, dragonnade, devastation, eboulement, assailant, aggressor, invader, base of operations, point of attack, echelon, attacking, aggressive, offensive, obsidional, up in arms, on the offensive, Int, up and at them!, the din of arms, the yell of savage rage, the shriek of agony, the groan of death, their fatal hands no second stroke intend, thirst for glory quells the love of life.

Impulse

N impulse, sudden thought, impromptu, improvisation, inspiration, flash, spurt, improvisatore, creature of impulse, extemporaneous, impulsive, indeliberate, snap, improvised, improvisate, improvisatory, unpremeditated, unmeditated, improvise, unprompted, unguided, natural, unguarded, spontaneous, instinctive, extempore, extemporaneously, offhand, impromptu, a limproviste, improviso, on the spur of the moment, on the spur of the occasion, impulse, impulsion, impetus, momentum, push, pulsion, thrust, shove, jog, jolt, brunt, booming, boost, throw, explosion, propulsion, percussion, concussion, collision, occursion, clash, encounter, cannon, carambole, appulse, shock, crash, bump, impact, elan, charge, beating, blow, dint, stroke, knock, tap, rap, slap, smack, pat, dab, fillip, slam, bang, hit, whack, thwack, cuff, squash, dowse, swap, whap, punch, thump, pelt, kick, punce, calcitration, ruade, arietation, cut, thrust, lunge, yerk, carom, carrom, clip, jab, plug, sidewinder, sidewipe, sideswipe, hammer, sledge hammer, mall, maul, mallet, flail, ram, rammer, battering ram, monkey, pile-driving engine, punch, bat, cant hook, cudgel, ax, dynamics, seismometer, accelerometer, earthquake detector, impelling, impulsive, impellent, booming, dynamic, dynamical, impelled, a hit, a very palpable hit.

VB flash on the mind, say what comes uppermost, improvise, extemporize, give an impetus, impel, push, start, give a start to, set going, drive, urge, boom, thrust, prod, foin, cant, elbow, shoulder, jostle, justle, hustle, hurtle, shove, jog, jolt, encounter, run against, bump against, butt against, knock one's head against, run one's head against, impinge, boost, bunt, carom, clip y, fan, fan out, jab, plug, strike, knock, hit, tap, rap, slap, flap, dab, pat, thump, beat, blow, bang, slam, dash, punch, thwack, whack, hit hard, strike hard, swap, batter, dowse, baste, pelt, patter, buffet, belabor, fetch one a blow, poke at, pink, lunge, yerk, kick, calcitrate, butt, strike at, whip, come into a collision, enter into collision, collide, sideswipe, foul, fall foul of, run foul of, telescope, throw.


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