Meaning of HURTLE in English

/herr"tl/ , v. , hurtled, hurtling , n.


1. to rush violently; move with great speed: The car hurtled down the highway.

2. to move or go noisily or resoundingly, as with violent or rapid motion: The sound was deafening, as tons of snow hurtled down the mountain.

3. Archaic. to strike together or against something; collide.


4. to drive violently; fling; dash.

5. Archaic. to dash against; collide with.


6. Archaic. clash; collision; shock; clatter.

[ 1175-1225; ME hurtle, equiv. to hurt ( en ) (see HURT) + -le -LE ]

Syn. 1. speed, fly, race, rush, shoot.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .