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
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.
A coronal mass ejection sends millions of tons of the sun’s material hurtling through space.
On Earth, everything alive evolved within the framework of gravity and under the protection of the planet’s magnetic field, which deflects most of the high-energy cosmic particles that hurtle through the cosmos.
Foes become unlikely friends as every single character on the show hurtles toward collision over a hefty chunk of change.
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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 century
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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