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lung (LUNG) (noun)
A respiratory organ of vertebrates, often occurring in pairs: The doctor listened to Ingrid's lung in an effort to detect any infection that might exist.
lunge (LUNJ) (verb)
1. To make a sudden forward reach or jab accompanied by a leaning or stepping forward: Martin's fencing instructor showed him how to lunge with his sword or foil.

The people standing on the bridge could see the crocodile lunge, or plunge, at its prey.

2. To move forward suddenly: Phillip made a desperate lunge to catch the ball.

To monitor the health of Janine's lung, which had a touch of pneumonia, the doctor listened to it before and after he had her lunge forward and backward several times.

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