Definition of hurl
- the forces that were to be hurled against the Turks
- —N. T. Gilroy
- hurled the manuscript into the fire
- hurled myself over the fence
- hurled insults at the police
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.
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barrel, belt, blast, blaze, blow, bolt, bowl, breeze, bundle, bustle, buzz, cannonball, careen, career, chase, course, dash, drive, fly, hare, hasten, hie, highball, hotfoot (it), hump, hurry, hurtle, hustle, jet, jump, motor, nip, pelt, race, ram, rip, rocket, run, rush, rustle, scoot, scurry, scuttle, shoot, speed, step, tear, travel, trot, whirl, whisk, zip, zoom;
beat it, get a move on, make tracks, shake a leg, step on it;
: to throw (something) with force
: to say or shout (something, such as an insult) in a loud and forceful way
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subject to rapid or unexpected change
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