Definition of hurl in English:

hurl

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Pronunciation: /həːl
 
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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 enthusiasm
More 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.
Synonyms
throw, toss, fling, pitch, cast, lob, launch, flip, catapult, shy, dash, send, bowl, aim, direct, project, propel, fire, let fly
informal chuck, heave, sling, buzz, whang, bung
North American informal peg
Australian informal hoy
New Zealand informal bish
1.1Utter (abuse) vehemently: the demonstrators hurled abuse at councillors
More 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 hurl
More 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.

noun

Scottish 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.

Origin

Middle English: probably imitative, but corresponding in form and partly in sense with Low German hurreln.

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