Definition of Hurtle

1. Verb. Move with or as if with a rushing sound. "The cars hurtled by"

Generic synonyms: Go, Locomote, Move, Travel



2. Verb. Make a thrusting forward movement.
Exact synonyms: Hurl, Lunge, Thrust
Generic synonyms: Move
Specialized synonyms: Dart, Riposte
Derivative terms: Hurl, Lunge, Lunger, Thrust, Thrust, Thruster, Thrusting

3. Verb. Throw forcefully. "They hurtle the object in the water"
Exact synonyms: Cast, Hurl
Specialized synonyms: Crash, Dash, Precipitate, Catapult, Sling, Bowl
Generic synonyms: Throw
Derivative terms: Cast, Casting, Hurl, Hurler
Also: Cast Anchor

Definition of Hurtle

1. v. i. To meet with violence or shock; to clash; to jostle.

2. v. t. To move with violence or impetuosity; to whirl; to brandish.

Definition of Hurtle

1. Verb. (intransitive) To move rapidly, violently, or without control. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive archaic) To meet with violence or shock; to clash; to jostle. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive archaic) To make a threatening sound, like the clash of arms; to make a sound as of confused clashing or confusion; to resound. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To hurl or fling; to throw hard or violently. ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive archaic) To push; to jostle; to hurl. ¹

6. Noun. A fast movement in literal or figurative sense. ¹

7. Noun. A clattering sound. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hurtle

1. to rush violently [v -TLED, -TLING, -TLES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hurtle

hurt someone's feelings
hurtable
hurted
hurter
hurters
hurtest
hurteth
hurtful
hurtfull
hurtfully
hurtfulness
hurtfulnesses
hurtier
hurtiest
hurting
hurtle (current term)
hurtleberries
hurtleberry
hurtled
hurtles
hurtless
hurtlessness
hurtling
hurtlingly
hurts
hurty
husband
husband-in-law
husband-wife privilege
husbandable

Literary usage of Hurtle

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1. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"Se heurter à une pierre, to stumble at a stone,' id. ; which explains the sense ' to stumble ' in the quotation from Wyclif given under hurtle. ß. ..."

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