A few funny things happened this spring as the U.S. hurtled along the road to fiscal degeneracy.
Republicans went ballistic and hurtled through the appellate courts en route to the big court in Washington.
And then Sir Tristram hurtled unto that knight, and smote him quite from his horse.
She repelled them with scorn; yet all the same they hurtled round her.
The midstreet sidewalk puzzled Jason until Grif blasted something that hurtled out of a ruined building towards them.
He did not finish the sentence; the joiner's plane had hurtled close past his head.
Into this they hurtled, as from behind them came cries of "Stop, thief!"
Rocks, many bigger than a man's fist, hurtled through the air.
Johnny slammed the jeep into gear, hurtled down the other side of Six Mile Hill.
They hurtled toward the city, smack toward Pennsylvania Avenue.
early 14c., hurteln, "to crash together; to crash down, knock down," probably frequentative of hurten (see hurt (v.)) in its original sense. Intransitive meaning "to rush, dash, charge" is late 14c. The essential notion in hurtle is that of forcible collision, in hurl that of forcible projection. Related: Hurtled; hurtling.