Meaning of “hurl” in the English Dictionary


"hurl" in English

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hurlverb [ T ]

uk /hɜːl/ us /hɝːl/

to throw something with a lot of force, usually in an angry or violent way:

In a fit of temper he hurled the book across the room.
Youths hurled stones at the soldiers.
hurl abuse, insults, etc. at sb

to shout insults or rude language at someone angrily:

I wasn't going to stand there while he hurled abuse at me!

(Definition of “hurl” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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hurlverb [ T ]

us /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” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)