An example of hurtle is when a ball is thrown very hard across the room and bounces everywhere at a fast pace.
- Archaic to dash (against or together) with great force or crushing impact; collide
- to move swiftly and with great force
Origin of hurtleMiddle English hurtlen, frequentative of Middle English hurten: see hurt
verbhur·tled, hur·tling, hur·tles
Origin of hurtleMiddle English hurtlen, to collide, frequentative of hurten, to knock against, damage; see hurt .
(third-person singular simple present hurtles, present participle hurtling, simple past and past participle hurtled)
- (intransitive) To move rapidly, violently, or without control.
- The car hurtled down the hill at 90 miles per hour.
- Pieces of broken glass hurtled through the air.
- (intransitive, archaic) To meet with violence or shock; to clash; to jostle.
- (intransitive, archaic) To make a threatening sound, like the clash of arms; to make a sound as of confused clashing or confusion; to resound.
- To hurl or fling; to throw hard or violently.
- He hurtled the wad of paper angrily at the trash can and missed by a mile.
- (intransitive, archaic) To push; to jostle; to hurl.