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hur·tle

 (hûr′tl)
v. hur·tled, hur·tling, hur·tles
v.intr.
To move with or as if with great speed: an express train that hurtled past.
v.tr.
To fling with great force; hurl.

[Middle English hurtlen, to collide, frequentative of hurten, to knock against, damage; see hurt.]

hurtle

(ˈhɜːtəl)
vb
1. to project or be projected very quickly, noisily, or violently
2. (intr) rare to collide or crash
[C13 hurtlen, from hurten to strike; see hurt1]

hur•tle

(ˈhɜr tl)

v. -tled, -tling,
n. v.i.
1. to move with great speed.
2. Archaic. to strike together; collide.
v.t.
3. to drive violently; fling; dash.
n.
4. Archaic. clash; collision; clatter.
[1175–1225; Middle English hurtle=hurt(en) (see hurt) + -le -le]

Hurtle

 a flock of sheep.

hurtle


Past participle: hurtled
Gerund: hurtling

Imperative
hurtle
hurtle
Present
I hurtle
you hurtle
he/she/it hurtles
we hurtle
you hurtle
they hurtle
Preterite
I hurtled
you hurtled
he/she/it hurtled
we hurtled
you hurtled
they hurtled
Present Continuous
I am hurtling
you are hurtling
he/she/it is hurtling
we are hurtling
you are hurtling
they are hurtling
Present Perfect
I have hurtled
you have hurtled
he/she/it has hurtled
we have hurtled
you have hurtled
they have hurtled
Past Continuous
I was hurtling
you were hurtling
he/she/it was hurtling
we were hurtling
you were hurtling
they were hurtling
Past Perfect
I had hurtled
you had hurtled
he/she/it had hurtled
we had hurtled
you had hurtled
they had hurtled
Future
I will hurtle
you will hurtle
he/she/it will hurtle
we will hurtle
you will hurtle
they will hurtle
Future Perfect
I will have hurtled
you will have hurtled
he/she/it will have hurtled
we will have hurtled
you will have hurtled
they will have hurtled
Future Continuous
I will be hurtling
you will be hurtling
he/she/it will be hurtling
we will be hurtling
you will be hurtling
they will be hurtling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been hurtling
you have been hurtling
he/she/it has been hurtling
we have been hurtling
you have been hurtling
they have been hurtling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been hurtling
you will have been hurtling
he/she/it will have been hurtling
we will have been hurtling
you will have been hurtling
they will have been hurtling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been hurtling
you had been hurtling
he/she/it had been hurtling
we had been hurtling
you had been hurtling
they had been hurtling
Conditional
I would hurtle
you would hurtle
he/she/it would hurtle
we would hurtle
you would hurtle
they would hurtle
Past Conditional
I would have hurtled
you would have hurtled
he/she/it would have hurtled
we would have hurtled
you would have hurtled
they would have hurtled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.hurtle - move with or as if with a rushing sound; "The cars hurtled by"
go, locomote, move, travel - change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"
2.hurtle - 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.hurtle - 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

hurtle

verb rush, charge, race, shoot, fly, speed, tear, crash, plunge, barrel (along) (informal, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), scramble, spurt, stampede, scoot, burn rubber (informal), rush headlong, go hell for leather (informal) A pretty young girl came hurtling down the stairs.

hurtle

verb
1. To send through the air with a motion of the hand or arm:
Informal: fire.
2. To launch with great force:
Idiom: let fly.
Translations
يَهْوي، يَرْتَطِم
řítit se
farestyrte
òeytast, hendast
lėkti
brāztiesdrāzties
hızla fırlamak/gitmek

hurtle

[ˈhɜːtl]
A. VIprecipitarse
to hurtle alongir como un rayo or a toda velocidad
the car hurtled pastel coche pasó como un rayo or a toda velocidad
the rock hurtled over the cliffla roca cayó estrepitosamente por el precipicio
B. VTarrojar (violentamente)

hurtle

[ˈhɜːrtəl] vi
to hurtle past → passer en trombe
to hurtle down → dégringoler
hurtle along
vt fuspasser à toute allure

hurtle

virasen; the car was hurtling alongdas Auto sauste or brauste dahin; it hurtled into the walles sauste gegen die Mauer; he came hurtling round the cornerer kam um die Ecke gerast

hurtle

[ˈhɜːtl]
1. visfrecciare
to hurtle past/down → passare/scendere a razzo
she hurtled down the stairs → si è precipitata giù per le scale
2. vtscagliare

hurtle

(ˈhəːtl) verb
to move very quickly and violently. The car hurtled down the hill at top speed.
References in classic literature ?
There was a moment of breathless suspense, then one bird loosed its hold and the huge block of stone hurtled through the air, but thanks to the presence of mind of the helmsman, who turned our ship violently in another direction, it fell into the sea close beside us, cleaving it asunder till we could nearly see the bottom.
As I did so a second report followed, and a big projectile hurtled overhead towards Hounslow.
Twelve years had passed since his body had been found upon the bluff before his cottage overlooking the Hudson, and oft-times during these long years I had wondered if John Carter were really dead, or if he again roamed the dead sea bottoms of that dying planet; if he had returned to Barsoom to find that he had opened the frowning portals of the mighty atmosphere plant in time to save the countless millions who were dying of asphyxiation on that far-gone day that had seen him hurtled ruthlessly through forty-eight million miles of space back to Earth once more.
Branches, great and small, torn away by the ferocity of the tornado, hurtled through the wildly waving verdure, carrying death and destruction to countless unhappy denizens of the thickly peopled world below.
Across this I hurtled with slowly diminishing velocity, until at last objects about me began to take definite shape.
Yet fear can work wonders, and though the upward spring of the lion as he neared the tree into which she was scrambling brought his talons in contact with her boots she eluded his raking grasp, and as he hurtled against the bole of her sanctuary, the girl drew herself into the safety of the branches above his reach.
Turning and twisting in mid-air it fell with ever-increasing velocity and the Englishman held his breath as the thing hurtled toward them.
Whereas, a few years since, he would have met the brute rush with brute force, he now sidestepped his antagonist's headlong charge, and as the brute hurtled past him swung a mighty right to the pit of the ape's stomach.
All that night she hurtled through the dark beneath the clouds, or rose to race through the moonlit void beneath the glory of Barsoom's two satellites.
The lance of the black knight smote full upon the linden shield of his foeman, the staggering weight of the mighty black charger hurtled upon the gray who went down with his rider into the dust of the highway.
The stone was being dragged up the outside of the masonry surrounding the top of the shaft--would it catch at the very edge, or would his weight drag it over to fall upon him as he hurtled into the unknown depths below?
He felt the thing that carried him rise to a greater altitude, and below he glimpsed momentarily the second white-robed figure; then the creature above sounded a low call, it was answered from below, and instantly Bradley felt the clutching talons release him; gasping for breath, he hurtled downward through space.