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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 ?
Soon after, two cries in quick succession on each side of us denoted that the other boats had got fast; but hardly were they overheard, when with a lightning-like hurtling whisper Starbuck said: Stand up
Such were the sounds that now came hurtling from out the old man's tormented sleep, as if Starbuck's voice had caused the long dumb dream to speak.
With a cry John seized the branch of a tree, whipped the crutch out of his armpit, and sent that uncouth missile hurtling through the air.
The others halted a moment in consternation, when the shaft came hurtling down from the hill; but looking up they beheld none save Little John, and with a cry of fierce joy they turned upon him.
The nearer moon of Mars makes a complete revolution around the planet in a little over seven and one-half hours, so that she may be seen hurtling through the sky like some huge meteor two or three times each night, revealing all her phases during each transit of the heavens.
The others, screaming and clawing, were thrust over the precipice, and went hurtling down, as their prisoners had of old, on to the sharp bamboos six hundred feet below.
In the shadows of the forest that flanks the crimson plain by the side of the Lost Sea of Korus in the Valley Dor, beneath the hurtling moons of Mars, speeding their meteoric way close above the bosom of the dying planet, I crept stealthily along the trail of a shadowy form that hugged the darker places with a persistency that proclaimed the sinister nature of its errand.
With a word of farewell he touched the button which controlled the repulsive rays, and as the flier rose lightly into the air, the engine purred in answer to the touch of his finger upon a second button, the propellers whirred as his hand drew back the speed lever, and Carthoris, Prince of Helium, was off into the gorgeous Martian night beneath the hurtling moons and the million stars.
The rattle of hurtling rock through the hollow jacket ceased.
His right fist caught the nearest soldier upon the jaw and sent him hurtling backward upon his fellows.
Long had it been since he had thus beheld the great Tarmangani naked and alone hurtling through the jungle.
Then she dropped swiftly to the dark and wind-swept zone between the hurtling clouds and the gloomy surface of the shadowed ground.