Synonyms for Lurch:

n.

fit, spasm, impulse, surge, flash, flush, outburst, twinge, spurt. bleed, clot, beat, hemorrhage, fur up, hammer, haemorrhage, flutter. dart, seesaw, roll, straight, dive, flick, rush, yaw, start. yank, jerk, wrench, snap, twitch, push. tug. act (noun)
stumble, stagger.
jump (noun)
jolt, wrench, twitch, dance, spring.
lurch (noun)
pitch, careen, prowl, stumble, swag, reel, shift, pitching, keel, skunk, lunge, stagger.
stagger (noun)
weave, sway.

v.

dodge (verb)
shift.
lurch (verb)
jerk, yaw, roll, careen, stumble, weave, stagger, totter, teeter, reel, seesaw, sway, pitch, falter.
motion (verb)
shift, pitch.

Other synonyms:

jolt, totter, jerk. seesaw, teeter, wrench, clot. twitch, tug, weave, hemorrhage, bleed, yank, falter. yaw. flutter, roll, snap, flicker. spring, dance. hammer. beat. stumble
stumble.
Other relevant words:
falter, jolt, tug, teeter, twitch, totter, move, bleed, dance, snap, dive, weave, seesaw, yaw, flutter, wrench, spasm, sway, beat, start, hammer, yank, roll, jerk.

Usage examples for lurch

  1. To be with Sir Claude was to think of Sir Claude, and that law governed Maisie's mind until, through a sudden lurch of the cab, which had at last taken in Susan and ever so many bundles and almost reached Charing Cross, it popped again somehow into her dizzy head the long- lost image of Mrs. Wix. – What Maisie Knew by Henry James
  2. And then, instead of comforting me, you leave me entirely in the wrong, and completely in the lurch – The Rosary by Florence L. Barclay
  3. And where should I be if she left me in the lurch – M. or N. "Similia similibus curantur." by G.J. Whyte-Melville