Definitions for: Hurtle

[v] throw forcefully
[v] make a thrusting forward movement
[v] move with or as if with a rushing sound; "The cars hurtled by"

Webster (1913) Definition: Hur"tle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Hurtled; p. pr. & vb. n.
Hurtling.] [OE. hurtlen, freq. of hurten. See Hurt, v.
t., and cf. Hurl.]
1. To meet with violence or shock; to clash; to jostle.

Together hurtled both their steeds. --Fairfax.

2. To move rapidly; to wheel or rush suddenly or with
violence; to whirl round rapidly; to skirmish.

Now hurtling round, advantage for to take.

Down the hurtling cataract of the ages. --R. L.

3. To make a threatening sound, like the clash of arms; to
make a sound as of confused clashing or confusion; to

The noise of battle hurtled in the air. --Shak.

The earthquake sound Hurtling 'death the solid
ground. --Mrs.

Hur"tle, v. t.
1. To move with violence or impetuosity; to whirl; to
brandish. [Obs.]

His harmful club he gan to hurtle high. --Spenser.

2. To push; to jostle; to hurl.

And he hurtleth with his horse adown. --Chaucer.

Synonyms: cast, hurl, hurl, lunge, thrust

See Also: anchor, cast anchor, catapult, crash, dart, dash, drop anchor, go, locomote, move, precipitate, sling, throw, travel

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