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"hurl" in British 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 ​shoutinsults or ​rudelanguage 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)
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