a sudden forward thrust, as with a sword or knife; stab.
any sudden forward movement; plunge.
verb (used without object), lunged, lunging.
to make a lunge or thrust; move with a lunge.
verb (used with object), lunged, lunging.
to thrust (something) forward; cause to move with a lunge:
lunging his finger accusingly.
noun, verb, lunged, lunging.
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
(intransitive) (fencing) to make a lunge
a rope used in training or exercising a horse
(transitive) to exercise or train (a horse) on a lunge
1735, “a thrust with a sword,” originally a fencing term, shortened from allonge, from French allonger “to extend, thrust,” from Old French alongier “to lengthen, make long,” from à “to” + Old French long, from Latin longus “long” (see long (adj.)).
1735 (implied in lunged), from lunge (n.). Sense of “to make a sudden forward rush” is from 1821. Related: Lunged; lunging.
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