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.
Recent Examples of hurtle from the Web
In the past several decades the country has hurtled through a succession of demographic milestones.
One teen, for instance, drew a pitch black pickup truck hurtling through the Libyan desert.
As civil war rages, these heroic volunteers hurtle toward the sites of aerial bombardment and risk their lives to recover the survivors, the dead, or even body parts for identification.
People pass in and out of a primary figure's sphere of influence, giving the sense of hurtling activity.
Bourdais went speeding into the Indianapolis Motor Speedway SAFER barrier at 227 mph during qualifying and Dixon was hurtled 350 feet through the air before crash-landing, fire spitting from the wreckage during the race.
The software can't tell whether the resulting error is a transient glitch or a hardware fault, so limits you to 50 kilometers per hour for safety: No fun with a monster truck hurtling up behind you.
Artillery hurtles overhead from Iraqi positions targeting ISIS in the city.
Police have arrested the main suspect in a Memorial Day crash that sent an officer’s patrol car hurtling into a creek 24 below the street where the collision occurred.
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Origin and Etymology of hurtle
Middle English hurtlen to collide, frequentative of hurten to cause to strike, hurt
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
HURTLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hurtle for English Language Learners
: to move or fall with great speed and force
: to cause (something or someone) to move or go with great speed and force
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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