verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of hurl
Examples from the Web for hurl
But for true diva status, you need to hurl a phone at an assistant (Naomi Campbell).
One landlord even paid somebody to hurl a Molotov cocktail into an apartment just to smoke out tenants and jack up rents.
“You demand loyalty from people, but you never show it,” he complained to the boss, prompting Ailes to hurl a water bottle at him.Speed Read: 25 Extraordinary Roger Ailes Revelations From ‘The Loudest Voice in the Room’|Lloyd Grove|January 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When it comes to the Syria conflict, recent developments may hurl us off the cliff.
The men formed a human bulldozer, forcing back agitators who sought to hurl rocks and bottles at the cops.Cairo Salafists Say Violent Embassy Protests Are Hurting Their Cause|Mike Giglio|September 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But for Germany, France, England to fight, to hurl millions of men at each other!The Cruise of the Dry Dock|T. S. Stribling
My friend now began to hurl stones at it, but it easily dodged them.Squirrels and Other Fur-Bearers|John Burroughs
Does any one want her, if you do, say so, and I will hurl her down!The Mark of the Beast|Sidney Watson
Seize the favourite and hurl him among the sands of burning Libya, so that he may perish by inches.Faustus|Friedrich Maximilian von Klinger
To ward off these calamities, "I will hurl myself like a Leonidas into the breach."Jefferson and his Colleagues|Allen Johnson
British Dictionary definitions for hurl
Word Origin for hurl
Word Origin and History for hurl
early 13c., hurlen, "to run against (each other), come into collision," later "throw forcibly" (c.1300); "rush violently" (late 14c.); perhaps related to Low German hurreln "to throw, to dash," and East Frisian hurreln "to roar, to bluster." OED suggests all are from an imitative Germanic base *hurr "expressing rapid motion;" see also hurry. The noun is attested from late 14c., originally "rushing water." For difference between hurl and hurtle (which apparently were confused since early Middle English) see hurtle.