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hurtle

Syllabification: hur·tle
Pronunciation: /ˈhərdl
 
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Definition of hurtle in English:

verb

Move or cause to move at a great speed, typically in a wildly uncontrolled manner: [no object, with adverbial of direction]: a runaway car hurtled toward them [with object and adverbial of direction]: the branch flew off and hurtled us into a ditch
More example sentences
  • The road was little-trafficked, though cars tended to hurtle past at alarming speeds.
  • I stopped within 12 inches of the car in front only to check my rear view to see another car hurtling toward me from the back.
  • I was putting my grandson into the car, when a car came hurtling towards us so fast I thought it was going to hit us.
Synonyms
speed, rush, run, race, sprint, bolt, dash, career, charge, careen, shoot, streak, flash, gallop, fly, scurry, go like the wind
informal belt, tear, scoot, whiz, zoom, go like a bat out of hell, hightail it, barrel

Origin

Middle English (in the sense 'strike against, collide with'): frequentative of hurt.

Words that rhyme with hurtle

kirtle, myrtle, turtle

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