AskDefine | Define lunge

Dictionary Definition

lunge n : the act of moving forward suddenly [syn: lurch] v : make a thrusting forward movement [syn: hurl, hurtle, thrust]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • /lʌndʒ/


  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 is used to control the animal while lungeing.
  3. An exercise performed by stepping forward one leg while kneeling with the other leg, then returning back to a standing position.

Alternative spellings



sudden movement
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  1. To make a sudden forward movement.
  2. To longe or work a horse in a circle around a handler. (lungeing or longeing)


to make a sudden movement

Extensive Definition

Lunge is used a number of different contexts in English, including:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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