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 hurtlinglunge, scoot, collide, shoot, fly, rush, bump, tear, race, push, spurt, speed, scramble
Examples from the Web for hurtling
Contemporary Examples of hurtling
Silvestre Varela was hurtling toward the U.S. goal when Ronaldo fed him a pass of curvilinear purity.Team USA 2, Portugal 2: Seconds Away From World Cup Glory
June 23, 2014
How about the $300 million of money from anonymous campaign spenders now hurtling toward our elections?How Obama Can Use Executive Actions to Improve Our Democracy
April 18, 2014
For example: the damsel is tied to the train tracks, the Pacific Union hurtling her way.Was Aaron Harrison’s Game-Winning Three-Pointer ‘Clutch’?
April 7, 2014
One suspects that the young men will not be hurtling back to their alma “step-mater” any time soon.India Row Evokes Cricket’s Ultranationalist Tebbit Test
March 23, 2014
It makes me think Breaking Bad is hurtling toward as perfect an ending as anyone could conjure up on cable TV.‘To’hajiilee’ Is the Finest Episode of ‘Breaking Bad’ Yet
September 9, 2013
Historical Examples of hurtling
The sky above the Vulcan was filled with the drone of hurtling shells.The Cruise of the Dry Dock
T. S. Stribling
Something sped along this track with a hurtling rush and roar.A Stable for Nightmares
J. Sheridan Le Fanu
Far above, an object was hissing and hurtling through the air.The Rifle Rangers
Captain Mayne Reid
He took her again through the hurtling welter of the cattle-market.The Rainbow
D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
A hurtling mass of men struggled confusedly from their seats.The Big Bow Mystery
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.