- 1Throw (an object) with great force: rioters hurled a brick through the windshield of a carMore example sentences
- Chairs were thrown, objects hurled, electrical disturbances came and went.
- Another resident, who not be named for fear of reprisals, said she lived in constant fear of having a brick hurled through her window.
- The police, instead of stopping the massacre, hurled tear-gas at the protestors converting them into sitting ducks.
- 1.1Push or impel (someone) violently: I seized Nathan and hurled him into the lobby • 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.
- 1.2Utter (abuse) vehemently: they were hurling insults over a back fenceMore 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.
- 1.3 [no object] • informal Vomit: it made 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.
Middle English: probably imitative, but corresponding in form and partly in sense with Low German hurreln.