a sudden forward thrust, as with a sword or knife; stab.
any sudden forward movement; plunge.
to make a lunge or thrust; move with a lunge.
to thrust (something) forward; cause to move with a lunge: lunging his finger accusingly.
How to use lunge in a sentence
There’s a power component to every movement we make, whether that’s a ski turn, a quick jump over a felled tree, or a lunge for a distant climbing hold.
To increase the intensity, he suggests performing lunges or step-ups with weights or a backpack.Indoor exercises to prepare you for hiking the great outdoors | Pam Moore | January 27, 2021 | Washington Post
Trying to grab objects on the ground required an awkward lunge.Current spacesuits won’t cut it on the moon. So NASA made new ones. | Neel Patel | December 29, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
Even in the pre-recorded classes, I didn’t want to let him down by not pedaling at the right speed or phoning it in on my alternating lunges.NordicTrack’s connected workout bike puts the focus on competing against yourself | Stan Horaczek | October 15, 2020 | Popular-Science
Other solid choices are bodyweight squats and lunges, single-leg deadlifts, pushups, forearm planks, and hollow holds.It’s time to add video games to your workout routine | John Kennedy | September 30, 2020 | Popular-Science
I imagine he made an ungainly lunge at her, which she again rejected and which left her seriously upset.Beethoven in Love: The Woman Who Captivated the Young Composer | John Suchet | January 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Dawn Hochsprung was a beloved principal who lost her life trying to lunge at the gunman.Newtown Victims: Dawn Hochsprung, Vicki Soto & More | Nina Strochlic | December 17, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Think like a fencer: parry on Medicare; lunge at the stimulus.
In effect, what I did was lunge and force the issue, thereby ruining the mood.
From the movement behind him Marius guessed almost by instinct that Garnache had drawn back for a lunge.St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
Althotas eyed the speaker like a fencer watching his antagonist make a lunge which lays him open to defeat.Balsamo, The Magician | Alexander Dumas
But this only exasperated the old man the more, and he made a lunge at the confidence man's throat.Gallegher and Other Stories | Richard Harding Davis
It whipped around and made a lunge at Songbird's foot, but the youth was too nimble and leaped on the bed.The Rover Boys on the Farm | Arthur M. Winfield (AKA Edward Stratemeyer)
As Scotty yelled, Colin vaguely—for everything seemed reeling about him—saw Hank lunge with the long steel lance.The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries | Francis Rolt-Wheeler
British Dictionary definitions for lunge (1 of 2)
a sudden forward motion
fencing a thrust made by advancing the front foot and straightening the back leg, extending the sword arm forwards
to move or cause to move with a lunge
(intr) fencing to make a lunge
- lunger, noun
British Dictionary definitions for lunge (2 of 2)
a rope used in training or exercising a horse
(tr) to exercise or train (a horse) on a lunge
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