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hurl

 (hûrl)
v. hurled, hurl·ing, hurls
v.tr.
1. To throw with great force; fling. See Synonyms at throw.
2. To cause to move with great force or violence: The bus's sudden stop hurled the passengers to the floor.
3. To send with great vigor; thrust: hurled the army against the enemy.
4. To utter vehemently: hurled insults at the speaker.
5. Slang To vomit (the contents of the stomach).
v.intr.
1. To move with great speed, force, or violence; hurtle.
2. To throw something with force.
3. Slang To vomit.
4. Baseball To pitch the ball.

[Middle English hurlen.]

hurl n.
hurl′er n.

hurl

(hɜːl)
vb
1. (tr) to throw or propel with great force
2. (tr) to utter with force; yell: to hurl insults.
3. Scot to transport or be transported in a driven vehicle
n
4. the act or an instance of hurling
5. Scot a ride in a driven vehicle
[C13: probably of imitative origin]
ˈhurler n

hurl

(hɜrl)
v.t.
1. to throw or fling with great force or vigor; cast.
2. to throw or cast down.
3. to utter with vehemence: to hurl insults at the umpire.
v.i.
4. to throw a missile.
n.
5. a forcible or violent throw; fling.
[1175–1225; Middle English; compare Low German hurreln to toss]
hurl′er, n.

hurl


Past participle: hurled
Gerund: hurling

Imperative
hurl
hurl
Present
I hurl
you hurl
he/she/it hurls
we hurl
you hurl
they hurl
Preterite
I hurled
you hurled
he/she/it hurled
we hurled
you hurled
they hurled
Present Continuous
I am hurling
you are hurling
he/she/it is hurling
we are hurling
you are hurling
they are hurling
Present Perfect
I have hurled
you have hurled
he/she/it has hurled
we have hurled
you have hurled
they have hurled
Past Continuous
I was hurling
you were hurling
he/she/it was hurling
we were hurling
you were hurling
they were hurling
Past Perfect
I had hurled
you had hurled
he/she/it had hurled
we had hurled
you had hurled
they had hurled
Future
I will hurl
you will hurl
he/she/it will hurl
we will hurl
you will hurl
they will hurl
Future Perfect
I will have hurled
you will have hurled
he/she/it will have hurled
we will have hurled
you will have hurled
they will have hurled
Future Continuous
I will be hurling
you will be hurling
he/she/it will be hurling
we will be hurling
you will be hurling
they will be hurling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been hurling
you have been hurling
he/she/it has been hurling
we have been hurling
you have been hurling
they have been hurling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been hurling
you will have been hurling
he/she/it will have been hurling
we will have been hurling
you will have been hurling
they will have been hurling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been hurling
you had been hurling
he/she/it had been hurling
we had been hurling
you had been hurling
they had been hurling
Conditional
I would hurl
you would hurl
he/she/it would hurl
we would hurl
you would hurl
they would hurl
Past Conditional
I would have hurled
you would have hurled
he/she/it would have hurled
we would have hurled
you would have hurled
they would have hurled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hurl - a violent throwhurl - a violent throw      
throw - the act of throwing (propelling something with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist); "the catcher made a good throw to second base"
Verb1.hurl - throw forcefully
dash, crash - hurl or thrust violently; "He dashed the plate against the wall"; "Waves were dashing against the rock"
precipitate - hurl or throw violently; "The bridge broke and precipitated the train into the river below"
throw - propel through the air; "throw a frisbee"
sling, catapult - hurl as if with a sling
bowl - hurl a cricket ball from one end of the pitch towards the batsman at the other end
2.hurl - make a thrusting forward movement
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
dart - move with sudden speed; "His forefinger darted in all directions as he spoke"
riposte - make a return thrust; "his opponent riposted"
3.hurl - utter with force; utter vehemently; "hurl insults"; "throw accusations at someone"
give tongue to, utter, express, verbalise, verbalize - articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise; "She expressed her anger"; "He uttered a curse"

hurl

verb
1. throw, fling, chuck (informal), send, fire, project, launch, cast, pitch, shy, toss, propel, sling, heave, let fly (with) Groups of angry youths hurled stones at police.
2. shout, scream, yell, roar, bellow hurling abuse at one another

hurl

verb
To send through the air with a motion of the hand or arm:
Informal: fire.
noun
An act of throwing:
Translations
يَرْمي، يُلْقي بِشِدَّه
vrhat
kastekyleslynge
odahajít
varpa, kasta; hreyta út úr sér
mestsviest
zalučati
fırlatıp atmak

hurl

[hɜːl] VT (= throw) → arrojar
to hurl abuse or insults at sblanzar or soltar una sarta de insultos a algn
to hurl o.s. at sth/sbabalanzarse sobre algo/algn
to hurl o.s. into the fraylanzarse a la batalla
to hurl o.s. over a cliffarrojarse por un precipicio
hurl back VT + ADV [+ enemy] → rechazar

hurl

[ˈhɜːrl] vt [+ object] → lancer avec violence
to hurl abuse at sb → lancer des injures contre qn

hurl

vtschleudern; to hurl oneself at somebody/into a chairsich auf jdn stürzen/in einen Sessel werfen; she hurled herself from the roofsie stürzte sich vom Dach; they hurled back their attackerssie warfen ihre Angreifer zurück; to hurl insults at somebodyjdm Beleidigungen entgegenschleudern
vi (inf: = vomit) → sich erbrechen, kotzen (inf)

hurl

[hɜːl] vt (throw) → scagliare, scaraventare
to hurl o.s. at sb/sth → scagliarsi su qn/qc
they were hurled to the ground by the blast → vennero scagliati a terra dall'esplosione
to hurl abuse or insults at sb → scagliare or lanciare (degli) insulti a qn

hurl

(həːl) verb
to throw violently. He hurled himself to the ground; They hurled rocks/insults at their attackers.
References in classic literature ?
Heyward ventured to hurl the tomahawk he had seized, too ardent to await the moment of closing.
who didst not refuse to the swart convict, Bunyan, the pale, poetic pearl; Thou who didst clothe with doubly hammered leaves of finest gold, the stumped and paupered arm of old Cervantes; Thou who didst pick up Andrew Jackson from the pebbles; who didst hurl him upon a war-horse; who didst thunder him higher than a throne
It is no pleasure to me to expose him, now, and destroy the reader's delight in him and respect for him, but still it must be done, for when an honest writer discovers an imposition it is his simple duty to strip it bare and hurl it down from its place of honor, no matter who suffers by it; any other course would render him unworthy of the public confidence.
I did so, not at first aware what was his intention; but when I saw him lift and poise the book and stand in act to hurl it, I instinctively started aside with a cry of alarm: not soon enough, however; the volume was flung, it hit me, and I fell, striking my head against the door and cutting it.
He raised his missile to hurl it; I commenced a soothing speech, but could not stay his hand: the stone struck my bonnet; and then ensued, from the stammering lips of the little fellow, a string of curses, which, whether he comprehended them or not, were delivered with practised emphasis, and distorted his baby features into a shocking expression of malignity.