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Definition of HURTLE

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Hurtle \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. [1913 Webster]

              Together hurtled both their steeds.   --Fairfax. [1913 Webster]

     2. To move rapidly; to wheel or rush suddenly or with violence; to whirl round rapidly; to skirmish. [1913 Webster]

              Now hurtling round, advantage for to take.
                                                    --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

              Down the hurtling cataract of the ages. --R. L. Stevenson. [1913 Webster]

     3. To make a threatening sound, like the clash of arms; to make a sound as of confused clashing or confusion; to resound. [1913 Webster]

              The noise of battle hurtled in the air. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

              The earthquake sound
              Hurtling 'death the solid ground.     --Mrs. Browning. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Hurtle \Hur"tle\, v. t.
     1. To move with violence or impetuosity; to whirl; to brandish. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

              His harmful club he gan to hurtle high. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

     2. To push; to jostle; to hurl.
        [1913 Webster]

              And he hurtleth with his horse adown. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

139 Moby Thesaurus words for "hurtle":
     assault, bang, bang into, bear, bear upon, bolt, boost, bowl, buck, bull, bulldoze, bump, bump against, bump into, bunt, butt, butt against, cannon, career, carom, carom into, cast, catapult, chuck, chunk, clash, collide, come into collision, concuss, confront each other, crack up, cram, crash, crash into, crowd, crump, crunch, dart, dash, dash into, dig, drive, elbow, encounter, fall foul of, fire, fling, flip, force, fork, foul, goad, haste, hasten, heave, hie, hit, hit against, hump, hump it, hurl, hurry, hurt, hustle, impinge, jab, jam, jerk, jog, joggle, jolt, jostle, knock, knock against, lance, launch, let fly, lob, make haste, meet, nudge, pass, peg, pelt, percuss, pile drive, pitch, pitchfork, plunge, poke, post, press, prod, punch, push, put, put the shot, race, ram, ram down, rattle, run, run against, run into, rush, scamper, scoot, scour, scramble, scud, scurry, scuttle, serve, shake, shoot, shoulder, shove, shy, sideswipe, skedaddle, slam into, sling, smack into, smash, smash into, smash up, snap, speed, step on it, stress, strike, strike against, tamp, tear, throw, thrust, tilt, toss, whomp

Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]

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