Definition of hurl
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
hurlerplay \ˈhər-lər\ noun
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.
Recent Examples of hurl from the Web
The somewhere-in-between Paxton who then hurled seven quality innings on June 27 (albeit against the horrendous Phillies)?
Often, the service is treated as a new kind of public square, a place for the unfiltered exchange of ideas (and, clearly, hurling of insults).
And then there’s the Williams sisters’ 13-year boycott of the Indian Wells tournament after crowds in 2001 booed, hurled racial epithets and accused them of fixing matches.
Those words amounted to perhaps the most caustic insult that Trump has publicly hurled at another American since taking office, going beyond his usual name-calling and flame-throwing.
Ross Kivett had two hits and scored two runs, and Artie Lewicki hurled seven scoreless innings as the Erie SeaWolves topped the Akron RubberDucks, 9-1, Monday.
A Browns defender hurls his body over him, and a Cardinals lineman is sandwiched underneath the pile.
Matt Pierpont hurled three scoreless innings for the save.
That's when the men started hurling avocados and bananas at Alzabidi.
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Origin and Etymology of hurl
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of hurl
HURL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hurl for English Language Learners
: to throw (something) with force
: to say or shout (something, such as an insult) in a loud and forceful way
HURL Defined for Kids
Definition of hurl for Students
: to throw with force We hurled buckets of water on the flames.
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