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    jerk to a halt and lurch to a halt

    Hi! teachers:
    Is the sentence( should I say sentence or idiom?) "The car lurched to a halt." same as the sentence(idiom?) "The car jerked to a halt."
    Thanks for your enlightenment.

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    Re: jerk to a halt and lurch to a halt

    To jerk = to make a short sudden movement.

    To lurch = to move in an irregular way, especially making sudden movements backwards or forwards or from side to side.


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