verb hur·tle \ˈhər-təl\

: to move or fall with great speed and force

: to cause (something or someone) to move or go with great speed and force

hur·tledhur·tling \ˈhərt-liŋ, ˈhər-təl-iŋ\

Full Definition of HURTLE

intransitive verb
:  to move rapidly or forcefully
transitive verb
:  hurl, fling
hurtle noun

Examples of HURTLE

  1. Boulders hurtled down the hill.
  2. We kept to the side of the road as cars and trucks hurtled past us.
  3. The protesters hurtled bottles at the police.
  4. He hurtled himself into the crowd.

Origin of HURTLE

Middle English hurtlen to collide, frequentative of hurten to cause to strike, hurt
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with HURTLE

HURTLE Defined for Kids


verb hur·tle \ˈhər-təl\

Definition of HURTLE for Kids

:  to move or fall with great speed or force <Rocks hurtled down the hill.>


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