Pronunciation Noun

lunge (plural lunges)

  1. A sudden forward movement, especially with a sword.
  2. 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.
  3. An exercise performed by stepping forward one leg while kneeling with the other leg, then returning to a standing position.
  4. A fish, the namaycush.
Translations Translations Verb

lunge (lunges, present participle lunging; past and past participle lunged)

  1. (ambitransitive) 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!
  2. (transitive) To longe or work a horse in a circle around a handler (present participle: lunging or lungeing).
Translations Translations
  • Italian: far girare il cavallo legato con lunga cavezza al palo

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