verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- hurdle rate,
- hurler's syndrome,
- hurloid facies,
Origin of hurl
Examples from the Web for hurled
The T.C.B.S. started off in comfort in 1911 but were hurled into darkness from 1914.Why World War I Is at the Heart of ‘Lord of the Rings’|John Garth|July 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Even during the occupy protests in 2012, few criticisms were hurled by the “screwed generation” at tech titans.Silicon Valley’s Giants Are Just Gilded Age Tycoons in Techno-Utopian Clothes|Joel Kotkin|April 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On December 12 police said a grenade was hurled at a minivan carrying two British tourists.
Young men took to the streets, hurled grenades and burned churches.
Charges of naivete, cluelessness, and “nonsense demagoguery” were hurled back and forth.
Soon the crashing of glass was heard, as stones were hurled at the dwellings of known Catholics.Orange and Green|G. A. Henty
Sand and bunches of seaweed were hurled up at intervals to be swept aside by the wind.Ways of Wood Folk|William J. Long
Ruth and Grace had been hurled against the storm curtain, securely fastened down between themselves and the glass wind shield.The Automobile Girls at Chicago|Laura Dent Crane
Let any external power be applied against the plenum and it would be smashed, hurled back full force upon its source.Zero Data|Charles Saphro
Huge masses of burning gas will be hurled forth on the wind and ignite the trees two and three hundred yards distant.The Boy With the U. S. Foresters|Francis Rolt-Wheeler
Word Origin 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.