hurl
verb (hurled; hurling) Etymology: Middle English Date: 13th century intransitive verb 1. rush, hurtle 2. pitch 5a, b 3. vomit transitive verb 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 3. a. to throw forcefully ; fling <
hurled the manuscript into the fire
>
<
hurled myself over the fence
>
b. pitch 2a 4. to utter with vehemence <
hurled insults at the police
>
Synonyms: see throwhurl nounhurler noun

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  • Hurl — Hurl, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hurled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hurling}.] [OE. hurlen, hourlen; prob. contracted fr. OE. hurtlen to hurtle, or probably akin to E. whirl. [root]16. See {Hurtle}.] 1. To send whirling or whizzing through the air; to throw… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hurl — [hə:l US hə:rl] v [Date: 1100 1200; Origin: Probably copying the action] 1.) [T always + adverb/preposition] to throw something with a lot of force, especially because you are angry ▪ Demonstrators were hurling bricks through the windows. ▪ He… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Hurl — Hurl, v. i. 1. To hurl one s self; to go quickly. [R.] [1913 Webster] 2. To perform the act of hurling something; to throw something (at another). [1913 Webster] God shall hurl at him and not spare. Job xxvii. 22 (Rev. Ver. ). [1913 Webster] 3.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hurl — hurl·bar·row; hurl·er; hurl·ey; hurl; …   English syllables

  • Hurl — Hurl, n. 1. The act of hurling or throwing with violence; a cast; a fling. Congreve. [1913 Webster] 2. Tumult; riot; hurly burly. [Obs.] Knolles. [1913 Webster] 3. (Hat Manuf.) A table on which fiber is stirred and mixed by beating with a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hurl — may refer to:* Hurley (stick) * Slang for vomiting * Hurl!, a reality show airing on G4 …   Wikipedia

  • hurl — (v.) early 13c., hurlen, to run against (each other), come into collision, later throw forcibly (c.1300); rush violently (late 14c.); perhaps related to Low Ger. hurreln to throw, to dash, and E.Fris. hurreln to roar, to bluster. OED suggests all …   Etymology dictionary

  • hurl — [hʉrl] vt. [ME hurlen, prob. of ON echoic orig. as in Dan hurle, to whir, Norw hurla, to buzz] 1. to throw or fling with force or violence 2. to cast down; overthrow 3. to utter vehemently [to hurl insults ] ☆ 4. Baseball Informal to pitch vi …   English World dictionary

  • hurl — index cast (throw), emit, impel, launch (project), project (impel forward), send …   Law dictionary

  • hurl — fling, cast, *throw, pitch, toss, sling Contrasted words: *catch, capture: grasp, clutch, seize, grab, *take …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • hurl — [v] throw forcefully bung, cast, chuck, chunk, fire, fling, gun, heave, launch, let fly, lob, peg, pitch, project, propel, send, sling, toss; concept 222 …   New thesaurus

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