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English definition of “hurl”


verb [T]    /ˈhɜrl/
to throw something forcefully : The volcano hurled hundreds of tons of rock , ash , and dust into the air . He hurled (= shouted ) insults at his boss .
(Definition of hurl verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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