Simple Definition of hurl
: to throw (something) with force
: to say or shout (something, such as an insult) in a loud and forceful way
Full Definition of hurl
hurledhurling play \ˈhər-liŋ\
2 : pitch 5a, b
3 : vomit
1 : to send or thrust with great vigor <the forces that were to be hurled against the Turks — N. T. Gilroy>
2 : to throw down with violence
4 : to utter with vehemence <hurled insults at the police>
Examples of hurl in a sentence
Someone hurled a rock through the window.
He hurled a chair at me.
It looked like she was going to hurl herself down the stairs.
The protesters hurled insults at us.
Origin of hurl
First Known Use: 13th century
Synonym Discussion of hurl
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Definition of hurl for Students
: to throw with force <We hurled buckets of water on the flames.>
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