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Meaning of HURL

Pronunciation:  hurl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a violent throw
  2. [v]  utter with force; utter vehemently; "hurl insults"; "throw accusations at someone"
  3. [v]  throw forcefully
  4. [v]  make a thrusting forward movement

HURL is a 4 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: cast, cast, hurtle, hurtle, lunge, throw, thrust
 See Also: anchor, cast anchor, catapult, crash, dart, dash, drop anchor, express, give tongue to, move, precipitate, sling, throw, throw, utter, verbalise, verbalize



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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
       with violence; to drive with great force; as, to hurl a
       stone or lance.
             And hurl'd them headlong to their fleet and main.
    2. To emit or utter with vehemence or impetuosity; as, to
       hurl charges or invective. --Spenser.
    3. [Cf. {Whirl}.] To twist or turn. ``Hurled or crooked
       feet.'' [Obs.] --Fuller.
  2. \Hurl\, v. i.
    1. To hurl one's self; to go quickly. [R.]
    2. To perform the act of hurling something; to throw
       something (at another).
             God shall hurl at him and not spare.  --Job xxvii.
                                                   22 (Rev. Ver.
    3. To play the game of hurling. See {Hurling}.
  3. \Hurl\, n.
    1. The act of hurling or throwing with violence; a cast; a
       fling. --Congreve.
    2. Tumult; riot; hurly-burly. [Obs.] --Knolles.
    3. (Hat Manuf.) A table on which fiber is stirred and mixed
       by beating with a bowspring.
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