Definition of hurtle in English:
Move or cause to move at high speed, typically in an uncontrolled manner: [no object, with adverbial of direction]: a runaway car hurtled towards them [with object and adverbial of direction]: the trucks hurtled them through the grassland to the construction sites
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- 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.
speed, rush, race, chase, bolt, bowl, dash, career, careen, cannon, sweep, whizz, buzz, zoom, flash, blast, charge, shoot, streak, run, gallop, stampede, hare, fly, wing, scurry, scud, go like the wind
archaic post, hie
Middle English (in the sense 'strike against, collide with'): frequentative of hurt.
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