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hurtle

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verb hur·tle \ˈhər-təl\

Simple Definition of hurtle

  • : to move or fall with great speed and force

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

Full Definition of hurtle

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

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to move rapidly or forcefully

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  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



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