In effect, what I did was lunge and force the issue, thereby ruining the mood.
Think like a fencer: parry on Medicare; lunge at the stimulus.
Dawn Hochsprung was a beloved principal who lost her life trying to lunge at the gunman.
A careful cast a little up stream, a lunge and a miss from the trout.
He turned his back, and I saw his body go forward to the lunge.
Indeed, my experience was that just as one was about to mount him he usually made a lunge at one with his horns.
But Gregory's answer had been a lunge which the boy had been forced to parry.
From the movement behind him Marius guessed almost by instinct that Garnache had drawn back for a lunge.
It seemed curious to Roger that the burro did not kick nor lunge.
He flitted aside, balancing himself on the balls of his feet and whirling even as he evaded the other's lunge.
1735, "a thrust with a sword," originally a fencing term, shortened from allonge, from French allonger "to extend, thrust," from Old French alongier "to lengthen, make long," from à "to" + Old French long, from Latin longus "long" (see long (adj.)).
1735 (implied in lunged), from lunge (n.). Sense of "to make a sudden forward rush" is from 1821. Related: Lunged; lunging.