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