verb[with object and adverbial of direction]
- 1Throw or impel (someone or something) with great force: rioters hurled a brick through the windscreen • figurative he hurled himself into the job with enthusiasmMore example sentences
- They attack the car by hurling their bodies directly into it.
- The sheer force of it hurled them apart, sending them both flying through the air.
- 1.1Utter (abuse) vehemently: the demonstrators hurled abuse at councillorsMore example sentences
- One night they were hurling the choicest of abuses on journalists.
- I have seen what Michael is referring to, plus the abuse which is hurled at apprentice referees from the bleachers is driving a number of them from the scene also.
- Racist abuse that has been hurled at Chris Billy and myself, along with black players from other clubs, should not be happening - let alone from our own fans.
- 1.2 [no object] • informal Vomit: you make me want to hurlMore example sentences
- But the sight made me sick all of a sudden and I felt like hurling.
- The one your friends think is adorable, even when it hurls on their shoes?
- That is on top of this story from last week by that made me feel like hurling when I read it.
nounScottish • informal Back to top
- A ride in a vehicle; a lift: hey pal, any chance of a hurl?More example sentences
- A 40p ticket on the integrated public transport system gives you access to five metro lines, various railway services, and a free hurl on a bus for up to an hour afterwards.
- But such is the risk world leaders take if they fancy a wee hurl on a scooter during some much-needed downtime.
- The buses are crowded with all these old age pensioners using their free travel passes going for a hurl on a warm bus with people to talk to when they should be at home well-wrapped up watching daytime TV.
Middle English: probably imitative, but corresponding in form and partly in sense with Low German hurreln.