There are 3 definitions of lunge in English:

lunge1

Syllabification: lunge
Pronunciation: /lənj
 
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noun

  • 1A sudden forward thrust of the body, typically with an arm outstretched to attack someone or seize something: he made a lunge at her
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    • Link made a sudden lunge at the squirrel, attempting to get it back.
    • With a sudden lunge at the commodore, he sent the other man stumbling back.
    • Eaher abruptly turned to the offensive, stepping in with a lunge at Tahr's shoulder, sword at arm's length.
    Synonyms
    thrust, jab, stab, dive, rush, charge
  • 1.1The basic attacking move in fencing, in which the leading foot is thrust forward with the knee bent while the back leg remains straightened.
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    • Kneeling on the ground, arms hanging by your sides, step forward with your left foot into a lunge, bending the knee so it aligns with your left ankle.
    • The weight still shifts to the heel for increased power during the lunge so in the moment of the lunge, the rear foot faces straight across the strip.
    • Move on to walking lunges, forward and backward.
  • 1.2An exercise or gymnastic movement resembling the lunge of a fencer.
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    • He advanced from simple stomach movements to leg and groin stretches, one legged squats, lunges and myriad exercises aimed at strengthening the middle of his body.
    • Pushups, lunges and handstands are the most productive and efficient exercises for training strength, balance and coordination.
    • When performing leg exercises, only supported lunges or squats should be performed, especially after the first trimester.

verb (lunges, lungeing or lunging, lunged)

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  • 1Make a lunge: the sequined guests lunged at the food John lunged forward and grabbed him by the throat
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    • I lunged at her and grabbed her around the waist, thanking her with the deepest, most passionate kiss inside me.
    • Morgan lunged at Katazheniya, grabbing her hand and pulling her back out through the bathroom door.
    • She doused her hands with liquid, handed it to Veronica, and lunged at Jake, grabbing his face.
    Synonyms
    thrust, dive, spring, launch oneself, rush, make a grab
  • 1.1 [with object] Make a sudden forward thrust with (a part of the body or a weapon): Billy lunged his spear at the fish
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    • Jengo lunged his sword forward, impaling the blade in another creature's mouth.
    • Sammael waited for a moment before lunging his sword at Jessam.
    • Jean nodded and was quick to strike, lunging his sword in Tyson's direction.

Origin

mid 18th century: from earlier allonge, from French allonger 'lengthen'.

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There are 3 definitions of lunge in English:

lunge2

Syllabification: lunge
Pronunciation: /
 
lənj/

noun

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There are 3 definitions of lunge in English:

lunge3

Syllabification: lunge
Pronunciation: /
 
lənj/

noun

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