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
A Washington Parish man is being held in jail without bond, accused of hurling an iron skillet at his mother's head during an argument over a table game.
Thousands of taxi drivers staged a demonstration in central Madrid at noon, with some setting off firecrackers and hurling plastic bottles of water and eggs at police cordoning off access to Parliament.
You’re not supposed to fight for yourself, even when a tiny sphere is hurled at your body.
Moments later, Trout grabbed the wrench from his father's grasp and went after Carter, eventually hurling it in the direction of the man, according to the probable cause affidavit.
Mangum and her 17-year-old friend, who was wearing a hijab, were riding the light-rail train Friday afternoon when a man later identified as Jeremy Christian boarded and began hurling racial slurs at the girls, according to Reuters.
A neutron star hurls particles out into space at near the speed of light, and many of these particles follow the star's magnetic field lines back to the surface, bombarding the star at the magnetic poles.
However, public opposition to Indian rule remains deep and is now principally expressed through street protests marked by youths hurling stones at government forces.
To graduate, all must pass tests of the same infantry skills, including hurling a grenade 35 meters, dragging a 268-pound dummy 15 meters, running five miles in less than 45 minutes and completing a 12-mile march carrying 68 pounds.
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Origin and Etymology of hurl
First Known Use: 13th century
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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