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Definition of "hurl" []

  • To throw with great force; fling. See Synonyms at throw. (verb-transitive)
  • To send with great vigor; thrust: hurled the army against the enemy. (verb-transitive)
  • To throw down; overthrow. (verb-transitive)
  • To utter vehemently: hurled insults at the speaker. (verb-transitive)
  • Slang To vomit (the contents of the stomach). (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hurl" in a sentence
  • "Here's a quick culinary quiz for anyone who spent their college years racking up enough student loan debt to re-decorate a corporate CEO's office bathroom while being forced to subsist on food so vile it would make Upton Sinclair hurl from the grave."
  • "Each player carries a hurl, which is a wooden paddle that is curved on the end with them."
  • "Here they perform amazing feats of strength and agility; the game principally consists in taking and carrying off the ball from the opposite party, after being hurled into the air, midway between two high pillars, which are the goals, and the party who bears off the ball to their pillar wins the game; each person having a racquet or hurl, which is an implement of a very curious construction, somewhat resembling a ladle or little hoop-net, with a handle near three feet in"