hurtle

verb hur·tle \ ˈhər-tᵊl \
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of hurtle

hurtled; hurtling play \ˈhərt-liŋ, ˈhər-tᵊl-iŋ\
intransitive verb
:to move rapidly or forcefully
transitive verb

hurtle

noun

Examples of hurtle in a Sentence

  1. Boulders hurtled down the hill.

  2. We kept to the side of the road as cars and trucks hurtled past us.

  3. The protesters hurtled bottles at the police.

  4. He hurtled himself into the crowd.

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Origin and Etymology of hurtle

Middle English hurtlen to collide, frequentative of hurten to cause to strike, hurt


HURTLE Defined for English Language Learners

hurtle

verb

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

hurtle

verb hur·tle \ ˈhər-tᵊl \

Definition of hurtle for Students

hurtled; hurtling
:to move or fall with great speed or force
  • Rocks hurtled down the hill.


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