What does hurl mean?

Definitions for hurl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hurl, cast(verb)

    a violent throw

  2. hurl, hurtle, cast(verb)

    throw forcefully

  3. lunge, hurl, hurtle, thrust(verb)

    make a thrusting forward movement

  4. hurl, throw(verb)

    utter with force; utter vehemently

    "hurl insults"; "throw accusations at someone"


  1. hurl(Noun)

    A throw, especially a violent throw.

    He managed a hurl of 50.3 metres.

  2. hurl(Noun)

    The act of vomiting.

  3. hurl(Noun)

    The act of hitting the sliotar with the hurley.

  4. hurl(Noun)

    (car) ride

  5. hurl(Verb)

    To throw (something) with force.

  6. hurl(Verb)

    To subject (someone) to negative emotions.

  7. hurl(Verb)

    To participate in the sport of hurling.

  8. hurl(Verb)

    To vomit.

    Pass me the bucket, I've got to hurl.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hurl(verb)

    to send whirling or whizzing through the air; to throw with violence; to drive with great force; as, to hurl a stone or lance

  2. Hurl(verb)

    to emit or utter with vehemence or impetuosity; as, to hurl charges or invective

  3. Hurl(verb)

    to twist or turn

  4. Hurl(verb)

    to hurl one's self; to go quickly

  5. Hurl(verb)

    to perform the act of hurling something; to throw something (at another)

  6. Hurl(verb)

    to play the game of hurling. See Hurling

  7. Hurl(noun)

    the act of hurling or throwing with violence; a cast; a fling

  8. Hurl(noun)

    tumult; riot; hurly-burly

  9. Hurl(noun)

    a table on which fiber is stirred and mixed by beating with a bowspring

  10. Origin: [OE. hurlen, hourlen; prob. contracted fr. OE. hurtlen to hurtle, or probably akin to E. whirl. 16. See Hurtle.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hurl

    hurl, v.i. to make a noise by throwing: to move rapidly: to dash with force: to whirl: (Scot.) to convey in a wheeled vehicle.—v.t. to throw with violence: to utter with vehemence.—n. act of hurling, tumult, confusion: (Scot.) conveyance in a wheeled vehicle.—ns. Hurl′er; Hurl′ey, the game of hockey, or the stick used in playing it; Hurl′ing, a game in which a ball is forced through the opponent's goal, hockey; Hurl′y (Scot.), a wheelbarrow; Hurl′y-hack′et, an ill-hung carriage. [Hurtle.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. hurl

    To send whirling or whizzing through the air; to throw with violence; to drive with great force; as, to hurl a lance, etc.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hurl in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hurl in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of hurl in a Sentence

  1. Seyoum Teshome:

    It was a grenade. Someone tried to hurl it to the stage where the prime minister was in, i saw some five people injured following the blast.

  2. Carly Fiorina:

    We’re not actually solving problems when we just hurl insults each other’s way, i think we need a leader who will actually honor citizens by reengaging them in the political process and in their government ….

  3. Colleen Scarlett-Stice:

    What you did today truly hurt someone, and you should be ashamed. you didn’t see that he doesn’t understand that flailing, kicking, and trying to hurl himself backward makes it incredibly difficult, painful, and exhausting to carry him.

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  • mrštitCzech
  • schleudernGerman
  • volver, devolver, proyectar, lanzar, tirar, arrojarSpanish
  • شلیک کردنPersian
  • oksentaa, paiskata, heittääFinnish
  • débecter, débecqueter, projeter, lancerFrench
  • rimettere, slanciare, lanciare, rigurgitare, vomitare, tirareItalian
  • 던지다Korean
  • smijtenDutch
  • vomitar, arremessar, atirar, vômitoPortuguese
  • рыгать, бросать, швырять, швырнуть, блевать, броситьRussian
  • šmariťSlovak

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