verb (used without object), hur·tled, hur·tling.
verb (used with object), hur·tled, hur·tling.
Origin of hurtle
Examples from the Web for hurtle
Over the edge, you hurtle forward at a speed the human body was never meant to travel at.
As we hurtle together to the fiscal cliff, the Republicans are getting much the worse of the media battle.
Ice masses, especially ones the size of Canadian provinces, do not technically “hurtle.”
She had had no personal description of Mrs. Hurtle, but had expected something very different from this!
Of such art as there may be in it Mrs. Hurtle was a perfect master.
Then, from somewhere up aloft, rifle-bullets began to hurtle among them, and then the end was very near.Under the Chilian Flag|Harry Collingwood
To this Paul made no answer, thinking that he had now both heard enough and said enough about Mrs. Hurtle.
"And so you have heard of Mrs. Hurtle," he said, with a faint attempt at a smile.
Word Origin for hurtle
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.