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LUNGE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does lunge mean? 

LUNGE (noun)
  The noun LUNGE has 2 senses:

1. the act of moving forward suddenly
2. (fencing) an attacking thrust made with one foot forward and the back leg straight and with the sword arm outstretched forward

  Familiarity information: LUNGE used as a noun is rare.


LUNGE (verb)
  The verb LUNGE has 1 sense:

1. make a thrusting forward movement

  Familiarity information: LUNGE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


LUNGE (noun)


Sense 1lunge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of moving forward suddenly

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

lunge; lurch

Hypernyms ("lunge" is a kind of...):

motion; move; movement (the act of changing location from one place to another)


Sense 2lunge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(fencing) an attacking thrust made with one foot forward and the back leg straight and with the sword arm outstretched forward

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

passado; straight thrust; lunge

Hypernyms ("lunge" is a kind of...):

knife thrust; stab; thrust (a strong blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument)

Meronyms (parts of "lunge"):

remise ((fencing) a second thrust made on the same lunge (as when your opponent fails to riposte))

Domain category:

fencing (the art or sport of fighting with swords (especially the use of foils or epees or sabres to score points under a set of rules))


LUNGE (verb)


Sense 1lunge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make a thrusting forward movement

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

lunge; hurl; hurtle; thrust

Hypernyms (to "lunge" is one way to...):

move (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "lunge"):

dart (move with sudden speed)

riposte (make a return thrust)

Sentence frames:

Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s PP


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