Meaning of HURTLE in English

I. ˈhər]d. ə l, ˈhə̄], ˈhəi], ]t ə l verb

( hurtled ; hurtled ; hurtling ]d. ə liŋ, ]t( ə )liŋ ; hurtles )

Etymology: Middle English hurtlen to collide, cause or allow to strike, freq. of hurten to cause or allow to strike

intransitive verb

1. archaic : to meet violently : hit with impact : collide

together hurtled both their steeds — Edward Fairfax

2. : to progress with the sound or suddenness of violent motion : clatter , crash

boulders hurtled down the cliffs

the morning gun … sent its echoes hurtling through the coco palms — G.P.Insh

stubbed his foot against the doorjamb and hurtled into the hall — Liam O'Flaherty

3. : to move rapidly : dash headlong : rush , shoot

you can hurtle along at supersonic speeds — Irwin Edman

somehow he had hurtled past the propellers' blades — Time

the country was hurtling toward disaster — Sidney Warren

transitive verb

1. : to propel violently : catapult , fling

the subway hurtles hordes of workers daily into lower Manhattan

Indians hurtle flaming arrows over the stockade wall

when he hurtles himself into a dance — John Mason Brown

2. dialect England : crouch

II. noun

( -s )

: an act of hurtling : throw , collision

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