Hurl

  • 1 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

  • 2 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

  • 3 hurl|y — hurl|y1 «HUR lee», noun, plural hurl|ies. commotion; hurly burly: »with the hurly, death itself awakes (Shakespeare). ╂[< hurl] hurl|y2 «HUR lee», noun, plural hurl|ie …

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  • 4 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

  • 5 hurl — hurl·bar·row; hurl·er; hurl·ey; hurl; …

    English syllables

  • 6 hurl´er — hurl «hurl», verb, noun. –v.t. 1. to throw with much force; cast; fling: »The man hurled his spear at one bear, and the dogs hurled themselves at the other. 2. Figurative. to throw forth (words, cries, or shouts) v …

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  • 7 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

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

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  • 9 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 hurl|ey — «HUR lee», noun, plural eys. 1. = hurling. (Cf. ↑hurling) 2. the stick or club used in hurling. ╂[< hurl] …

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

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

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 14 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

  • 15 hurl — ► VERB 1) throw or impel with great force. 2) utter (abuse) vehemently. ► NOUN Scottish informal ▪ a ride in a vehicle. ORIGIN probably imitative, but influenced by Low German hurreln …

    English terms dictionary

  • 16 Hurl! — infobox television show name = Hurl! format = Live action, variety, game show, television series runtime = 30 minutes per episode (inc. advertisements) rating = TV 14 creator = executive producer = Tom Crehan, Dale Roy Robinson starring = Tom… …

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  • 17 hurl — v. (d; refl., tr.) to hurl at (to hurl oneself at the enemy; to hurl insults at smb.) * * * [hɜːl] (d; refl., tr.) to hurl at (to hurl oneself at the enemy; to hurl insults at smb.) …

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  • 18 hurl — verb 1 (transitive always + adv/prep) to throw something violently and with a lot of force, especially because you are angry: hurl sth through/across/over etc: Demonstrators were hurling bricks through the windows. 2 hurl… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 hurl — UK [hɜː(r)l] / US [hɜrl] verb Word forms hurl : present tense I/you/we/they hurl he/she/it hurls present participle hurling past tense hurled past participle hurled 1) a) [transitive] to throw something using a lot of force Children were hurling… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 hurl — Synonyms and related words: bowl, bung, cast, cast at, catapult, change of pace, change up, chuck, chuck at, chunk, clap, curve, dart, dash, downcurve, fastball, fire, fire at, fling, fling at, flip, fork, forward pass, heave, heave at, hurl… …

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