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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
shout/hurl/scream abuse at sb
▪ The other driver started hurling abuse at me.
▪ In emergency those bubbles could be hurled back pneumatically, and the whole head would blast clear.
▪ When Crist tried to leave, he was seized by the coat and hurled back into the room.
▪ Or only down as far as the moment when the Tiber is hurled back violently from the Etruscan shore?
▪ In the Down hurling final replay Ballycran will meet Ballygalget.
▪ A tourist enters the foreground, snaps the apparition, pauses, then hurls a stone at it.
▪ And then hurl that plastic, careful that it lands between the kelp stringers.
▪ Furious fans then hurled bottles and cans at the madman as he was dragged away.
▪ Paris struck first, but Menelaus caught the swift spear on his shield, then hurled his own.
▪ They hesitated as if they expected to be dismissed, and then hurled themselves noisily on Kadan.
▪ There is not much to be achieved by hurling insults.
▪ We would try to top the others in hurling personal insults.
▪ A stun grenade was hurled through the window on the left and landed in the middle of the room.
▪ Another stun grenade was thrown in and a third soldier hurled himself through the window after it, before it had exploded.
▪ All around him people were hurling possessions from windows and dragging horses from smoking stables.
▪ Moments later a shower of stones was hurled at the attic-room windows of the servants' quarters.
▪ In the attack, at Forest Gate, east London, two petrol-filled milk bottles were hurled at a window.
▪ The wind was gusting through the branches of the old oak tree outside and hurling itself against his window.
▪ He picked up the chair and hurled it across the room.
▪ Some demonstrators began hurling bricks at the police.
▪ A single cushion had been hurled across the room and it lay on the edge of the fireplace.
▪ One error and he would have been torn loose and hurled overboard to be smothered by the driving spray.
▪ So saying he hurled his spear.
▪ Somebody else suggested a bombshell hurled by a cannon.
▪ Sufficiently large impacts can hurl crater ejecta to any point on the lunar surface.
▪ The stolen gym shoe, hurled by Snecky, caught him on the side of the face.
▪ With one strong arm he hurled Jane aside.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Hurl \Hurl\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hurled; p. pr. & vb. n. Hurling.] [OE. hurlen, hourlen; prob. contracted fr. OE. hurtlen to hurtle, or probably akin to E. whirl. [root]16. See Hurtle.]

  1. To send whirling or whizzing through the air; to throw with violence; to drive with great force; as, to hurl a stone or lance.

    And hurl'd them headlong to their fleet and main.

  2. To emit or utter with vehemence or impetuosity; as, to hurl charges or invective.

  3. [Cf. Whirl.] To twist or turn. ``Hurled or crooked feet.'' [Obs.]


Hurl \Hurl\, v. i.

  1. To hurl one's self; to go quickly. [R.]

  2. To perform the act of hurling something; to throw something (at another).

    God shall hurl at him and not spare.
    --Job xxvii. 22 (Rev. Ver. ).

  3. To play the game of hurling. See Hurling.


Hurl \Hurl\, n.

  1. The act of hurling or throwing with violence; a cast; a fling.

  2. Tumult; riot; hurly-burly. [Obs.]

  3. (Hat Manuf.) A table on which fiber is stirred and mixed by beating with a bowspring.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

early 13c., hurlen, "to run against (each other), come into collision," later "throw forcibly" (c.1300); "rush violently" (late 14c.); perhaps related to Low German hurreln "to throw, to dash," and East Frisian hurreln "to roar, to bluster." OED suggests all are from an imitative Germanic base *hurr "expressing rapid motion;" see also hurry. The noun is attested from late 14c., originally "rushing water." For difference between hurl and hurtle (which apparently were confused since early Middle English) see hurtle.


n. 1 A throw, especially a violent throw; a fling. 2 The act of vomiting. 3 (context hurling English) The act of hitting the sliotar with the hurley. 4 (context Ulster English) (car) ride 5 (context obsolete English) tumult; riot; hurly-burly 6 (context obsolete English) A table on which fibre is stirred and mixed by beating with a bow spring. vb. (context transitive English) To throw (something) with force.

  1. n. a violent throw [syn: cast]

  2. v. throw forcefully [syn: hurtle, cast]

  3. make a thrusting forward movement [syn: lunge, hurtle, thrust]

  4. utter with force; utter vehemently; "hurl insults"; "throw accusations at someone" [syn: throw]


Hurl or HURL may refer to:

  • Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory, a regional undersea research facility of the US National Undersea Research Program
  • Hurl Park, Gauteng, a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa
  • H.U.R.L., a nonviolent video game aimed at children, released in 1995
  • Hurl!, a game show which aired on the G4 television channel
  • Hurl or Hurley (stick), a wooden stick used to hit a sliotar (leather ball) in the Irish sport of hurling
  • A slang term for vomiting

Usage examples of "hurl".

Malink was hurling a string of native curses at Abo, who looked as if he would burst into tears any second.

Particle accelerators are based on the same principle: They hurl bits of matter such as electrons and protons at each other as well as at other targets, and elaborate detectors analyze the resulting spray of debris to determine the architecture of the objects involved.

Thus sustained, he thrust and hacked with a reddened saber at the men who hurled themselves, their faces contorted and their torsos adrip with perspiration, among the British seamen.

Urged by self-preservation, Steve hurled his only weapon, the alumite bust that had served him one good turn.

Synagogue of Satan to hurl thunderbolts against the Holy Apostolic See, and diabolically to decree the subjection of the Pope to the Council, the confiscation of his annates, dearer to him than the apple of his eye, and finally his own deposition.

He picked up a rock, scuttled forward into a thicket in which the apish form had vanished, drew back his arm and hurled the rock.

Then they turned to fly, but before they went one of them, as it seemed to me through sheer terror, hurled his assegai at the figure which remained still and unmoved.

Feeling that she had failed, with a movement like the sudden lurch of a ship, Atene thrust at Ayesha, proposing to hurl her to destruction in the depths beneath.

Three backpacks exploded as the train pulled into the Atocha station, hurling rubble and steel and the unwitting in every direction.

But off in his beaked seagoing ships he lay, raging away at Atrides Agamemnon, king of armies, while his men sported along the surf, marking time, hurling the discus, throwing spears and testing bows.

Dogs, some following such as flyed, some invading such as stood still, some tearing those which lay prostrate, but generally there were none which escaped cleare: Behold upon this another danger ensued, the Inhabitants of the Towne stood in their garrets and windowes, throwing great stones upon our heads, that wee could not tell whether it were best for us to avoyd the gaping mouthes of the Dogges at hand or the perill of the stones afarre, amongst whome there was one that hurled a great flint upon a woman, which sate upon my backe, who cryed out pitiously, desiring her husband to helpe her.

Armed by now, the shouting prisoners hurled themselves on the English who, falling back before the sobers, gun rammers, muskets and belaying pins wielded by these mud-caked figures, were pressed into a mob so dense as almost to prevent the use of weapons.

With absolute disregard of his own life, he hurled himself at Bibbs like a football-player shunting off an opponent, and to Mary it seemed that they both went down together.

Meanwhile Will hurled an otherwise useless blunderbuss at the nose of his opponent, which made it easy to disable him too when they closed.

Leaping through the alders that lined the bank came Bosco, panting like a hell-hound, eager to hurl his fury upon the people who had escaped him by the covered bridge.