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Meaning of HURTLE

Pronunciation:  'hurtl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  throw forcefully
  2. [v]  make a thrusting forward movement
  3. [v]  move with or as if with a rushing sound; "The cars hurtled by"

HURTLE is a 6 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: cast, hurl, hurl, lunge, thrust
 See Also: anchor, cast anchor, catapult, crash, dart, dash, drop anchor, go, locomote, move, precipitate, sling, throw, travel



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Hur"tle\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Hurtled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Hurtling}.] [OE. hurtlen, freq. of hurten. See {Hurt}, v.
    t., and cf. {Hurl}.]
    1. To meet with violence or shock; to clash; to jostle.
             Together hurtled both their steeds.   --Fairfax.
    2. To move rapidly; to wheel or rush suddenly or with
       violence; to whirl round rapidly; to skirmish.
             Now hurtling round, advantage for to take.
             Down the hurtling cataract of the ages. --R. L.
    3. To make a threatening sound, like the clash of arms; to
       make a sound as of confused clashing or confusion; to
             The noise of battle hurtled in the air. --Shak.
             The earthquake sound Hurtling 'death the solid
             ground.                               --Mrs.
  2. \Hur"tle\, v. t.
    1. To move with violence or impetuosity; to whirl; to
       brandish. [Obs.]
             His harmful club he gan to hurtle high. --Spenser.
    2. To push; to jostle; to hurl.
             And he hurtleth with his horse adown. --Chaucer.
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