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speed; race; rush; shoot: I watched the horses hurtle down the track.
Not to be confused with:
hurdle – a barrier; problem; obstacle: He jumped over the last hurdle.
v. hur·tled, hur·tling, hur·tles
To move with or as if with great speed: an express train that hurtled past.
To fling with great force; hurl.
[Middle English hurtlen, to collide, frequentative of hurten, to knock against, damage; see hurt.]
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]
v. -tled, -tling,
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.
Hurtlea flock of sheep.
Past participle: hurtled
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|Verb||1.||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"
bowl - hurl a cricket ball from one end of the pitch towards the batsman at the other end
to move very quickly and violently. The car hurtled down the hill at top speed. hardloop, vlieg, jaag يَهْوي، يَرْتَطِم профучавам precipitar-se řítit se rasen styrte; fare ορμώprecipitarse, lanzarse sööstma تصادف كردن singota aller à toute allure לַנוּע בִּמהִירוּת खड़ खड़ करते हुए आगे बढ़ना juriti (le)zuhan meluncur þeytast, hendast precipitarsi 突進する 고속으로 움직이다 lėkti, švilpti brāzties; drāzties meluru denderensuse, styrte, rase nedpędzić تصادف کول precipitar-se a merge în mare viteză мчаться rútiť sa, hnať sa odhrumeti sjuriti susa, rusa, vina, störta กระแทก hızla fırlamak/gitmek 猛衝，迅速猛烈移動 мчати; пролітати зі свистом تیزي یا زور شور سے جانا lăn mạnh; ném mạnh 猛烈碰撞，使猛冲