lunge (plural lunges)
- A sudden forward movement, especially with a sword.
- 2010 December 28, Kevin Darlin, “West Brom 1 - 3 Blackburn”, in BBC:
- A moment of madness from double goalscorer Kalinic put Rovers' fate back in the balance when the Croat caught Scharner with a late, dangerous lunge and was shown a straight red card by referee Phil Dowd.
- A long rope or flat web line, more commonly referred to as a lunge line, approximately 20–30 feet long, attached to the bridle, lungeing cavesson, or halter of a horse and used to control the animal while lungeing.
- An exercise performed by stepping forward one leg while kneeling with the other leg, then returning to a standing position.
- A fish, the namaycush.
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- (transitive, intransitive) To (cause to) make a sudden forward movement (present participle: lunging).
- I lunged at the police officer and made a grab for her gun.
- 2004, Louis L'Amour, Rustlers of West Fork
- With savage desperation the Indian lunged his horse straight at Hopalong and, knife in hand, leaped for him!
- (transitive) To longe or work a horse in a circle around a handler (present participle: lunging or lungeing).
From Old Norse lunga, from Proto-Germanic *lungô (literally “the light organ”), cognate with Norwegian lunge, Swedish lunga, German Lunge, English lung. The noun is derived from Proto-Indo-European *lengʷʰ- (“light, agile, nimble”).
- Archaic form of .
From Proto-Germanic *lungô (“the light organ”), from Proto-Indo-European *lengʷʰ- (“light, agile, nimble”). Compare Dutch long, English lung, Danish lunge, German Lunge, Swedish lunga, Icelandic lunga.
- “lunge” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.