verb (used without object), hur·tled, hur·tling.
verb (used with object), hur·tled, hur·tling.
Origin of hurtle
Synonyms for hurtle
Related Words for hurtledlunge, scoot, collide, shoot, fly, rush, bump, tear, race, push, spurt, speed, scramble
Examples from the Web for hurtled
Contemporary Examples of hurtled
A few funny things happened this spring as the U.S. hurtled along the road to fiscal degeneracy.Our Swiftly Melting Deficit, Or How the U.S. is Killing It
May 9, 2013
Republicans went ballistic and hurtled through the appellate courts en route to the big court in Washington.What if the Supreme Court Had Declined to Hear Bush v. Gore?
April 29, 2013
Historical Examples of hurtled
The next instant Gonzaga was hurtled, bruised, into a corner of the tower.Love-at-Arms
He coughed and swayed, then hurtled sideways into the arms of Major Gascoigne.The Lion's Skin
She repelled them with scorn; yet all the same they hurtled round her.Marriage la mode
Mrs. Humphry Ward
He did not finish the sentence; the joiner's plane had hurtled close past his head.The Gods are Athirst
It ejected something which hurtled toward the ship just up from Kandar.Talents, Incorporated
William Fitzgerald Jenkins
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.