verb (used without object), hur·tled, hur·tling.
verb (used with object), hur·tled, hur·tling.
Examples from the Web for 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|Tunku Varadarajan|June 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Michael Waldman|April 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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’?|Robert Silverman|April 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Tunku Varadarajan|March 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Andrew Romano|September 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Only we became aware that the wind had fallen, while the noise of grinding snow and hurtling boulders ceased.Ayesha|H. Rider Haggard
I had been hurtling in a direct line toward the ship when the beam found me.The Airlords of Han|Philip Francis Nowlan
Another giant semi, still nearly a block away, was hurtling toward us.The Telenizer|Don Thompson
As his motors revved up to send him hurtling forward the control relays clicked open.The Velvet Glove|Harry Harrison
He was hurtling across the Square when the blaster cannons opened up.Mutineer|Robert J. Shea
British Dictionary definitions for hurtling
Word Origin for hurtle
Word Origin and History for hurtling
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.