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.
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The objects appeared suddenly at 80,000 feet and then hurtled toward the sea, eventually stopping at 20,000 feet and hovering.
In 2005, when Hurricane Rita was hurtling towards Houston less than a month after Katrina had hit New Orleans, city leaders had ordered an evacuation on similarly short notice, with awful results.
Grammatical nitpicking aside, Bing has produced an engaging and cautionary tale about the direction in which spaceship Earth is hurtling.
Robert Scheer/IndyStar Mayor Joe Hogsett on Monday acknowledged that Indianapolis is hurtling toward a new criminal homicide record for the third consecutive year.
To observe the general explosion of tweets on Friday was to believe that Donald Trump’s time in office was hurtling toward an inevitable end.
As any subway-riding New Yorker knows, music while captive in a hurtling metal tube runs the gamut: good to mildly annoying to get-off-at-the-next-stop irritating.
The Amtrak train making the first-ever run along a faster new route hurtled off the overpass on Monday near Tacoma and spilled some of its cars onto the highway below, killing several people, authorities said.
An Amtrak train making the first-ever run along a faster new route hurtled off an overpass Monday near Tacoma and spilled some of its cars onto the highway below, killing at least six people, authorities said.
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Origin and Etymology of hurtle
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymsbarrel, belt, blast, blaze, blow, bolt, bomb [slang], bowl, breeze, bundle, bustle, buzz, cannonball, careen, career, chase, course, crack (on), dash, drive, fly, hare, hasten, hie, highball, hotfoot (it), hump, hurl, hurry, 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
Antonymscrawl, creep, poke
Related Wordsbeetle, dart, flit, scamper, scud, scuffle; stampede, streak, whiz (or whizz); gallop, jog, sprint; accelerate, quicken, step out; catch up, fast-forward, outpace, outrun, outstrip, overtake; arrow, beeline
Near Antonymsdally, dawdle, dillydally, drag, hang (around or out), lag, linger, loiter, poke, tarry; amble, lumber, plod, saunter, shuffle, stroll; decelerate, slow (down or up)
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