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
Examples of hurtle
Boulders hurtled down the hill.
We kept to the side of the road as cars and trucks hurtled past us.
The protesters hurtled bottles at the police.
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
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