verb \ˈhər(-ə)l\

: to throw (something) with force

: to say or shout (something, such as an insult) in a loud and forceful way

hurledhurl·ing \ˈhər-liŋ\

Full Definition of HURL

intransitive verb
:  rush, hurtle
:  pitch 5a, b
:  vomit
transitive verb
:  to send or thrust with great vigor <the forces that were to be hurled against the Turks — N. T. Gilroy>
:  to throw down with violence
a :  to throw forcefully :  fling <hurled the manuscript into the fire> <hurled myself over the fence>
b :  pitch 2a
:  to utter with vehemence <hurled insults at the police>
hurl noun
hurl·er \ˈhər-lər\ noun

Examples of HURL

  1. Someone hurled a rock through the window.
  2. He hurled a chair at me.
  3. It looked like she was going to hurl herself down the stairs.
  4. The protesters hurled insults at us.

Origin of HURL

Middle English
First Known Use: 13th century

Related to HURL


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