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 in a sentence
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 and Etymology of hurtle
Middle English hurtlen to collide, frequentative of hurten to cause to strike, hurt
First Known Use: 14th century
Rhymes with hurtle
fertile, kirtle, myrtle, spurtle, turtle
HURTLE Defined for Kids
Definition of hurtle for Students
: to move or fall with great speed or force <Rocks hurtled down the hill.>
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