hurtle Meaning, Definition & Usage
verb move with or as if with a rushing sound
verb make a thrusting forward movement
lunge; thrust; hurl.
verb throw forcefully
Hur"tle intransitive verb
, freq. of hurten
. See Hurt
, v. t.
, and cf. Hurl
imperfect & past participle Hurtled ; present participle & verbal noun Hurtling
- To meet with violence or shock; to clash; to jostle.
Together hurtled both their steeds.
- 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. Stevenson.
- To make a threatening sound, like the clash of arms; to make a sound as of confused clashing or confusion; to resound.
The noise of battle hurtled in the air.
The earthquake sound
Hurtling 'death the solid ground.
Hur"tle transitive verb
- To move with violence or impetuosity; to whirl; to brandish. Obs.
His harmful club he gan to hurtle high.
- To push; to jostle; to hurl.
And he hurtleth with his horse adown.
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