Adjective "hurled" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Throw or impel (someone or something) with great force.
  1. figurative 'he hurled himself into the job with enthusiasm'
  2. 'He needed hospital treatment for injuries including cuts and concussion - and later found the youths had hurled rocks at his car which is now beyond repair.'
  3. 'Two men headed for the front door of the bank armed with guns while the other two stood on the roof of the car and hurled a beer barrel through the window above the cashpoint.'
  4. 'Leeds fans responded by ripping out their wooden seats and hurling them towards the pitch.'
  5. 'A woman believes she could have died after a brick was hurled at her car as she drove along a quiet Lancaster street.'
  6. 'They attack the car by hurling their bodies directly into it.'
  7. 'Another resident, who not be named for fear of reprisals, said she lived in constant fear of having a brick hurled through her window.'
  8. 'Protesters hurled stones, pounded cars and shouted about the US and Egypt's leaders.'
  9. 'The police, instead of stopping the massacre, hurled tear-gas at the protestors converting them into sitting ducks.'
  10. 'Angered by the show of force, workers hurled stones, iron rods and machine parts.'
  11. 'Police in Austria are hunting for a phantom cabbage thrower after a series of incidents in which the vegetables were hurled at cars near Innsbruck.'
  12. 'Eastleigh police are vowing to get tough with vandals who are putting the lives of motorists at risk by hurling missiles at cars.'
  13. 'He has been spat at and abuse has been hurled at him.'
  14. 'I have seen what Michael is referring to, plus the abuse which is hurled at apprentice referees from the bleachers is driving a number of them from the scene also.'
  15. 'Every day, he says, children would hurl obscene and offensive abuse at teachers.'
  16. 'He also gives the players a list of abuses to be hurled at opposition players.'
  17. 'They say youths have hurled abuse at elderly shoppers, scaring them away, and that the problem gets worse during the half-term school holidays.'
  18. 'Problems included loud music, out-of-control dogs, residents being assaulted and abuse and insults hurled at people in the street.'
  19. 'The workmen hurled abuse at each other over the clatter.'
  20. 'The court heard that it ended with Young hurling abuse at the cashier including racist insults.'
  21. 'Deeply aggrieved members hurled abuse at the directors, innocent as they are of any blame for what has taken place.'
  22. 'Children hurled abuse at him and even attacked him because of a rare condition which has left him disfigured.'
  23. 'you make me want to hurl'
  24. 'I spent the entire night before my Communion in the bathroom hurling up my unworthiness.'
  25. 'That is on top of this story from last week by that made me feel like hurling when I read it.'


A ride in a vehicle; a lift.
  1. 'But such is the risk world leaders take if they fancy a wee hurl on a scooter during some much-needed downtime.'
  2. 'The buses are crowded with all these old age pensioners using their free travel passes going for a hurl on a warm bus with people to talk to when they should be at home well-wrapped up watching daytime TV.'

More definitions

1. to throw or fling with great force or vigor.

2. to throw or cast down.

3. to utter with vehemence: to hurl insults at the umpire. verb (used without object)

4. to throw a missile.

5. Baseball. to pitch a ball. noun

6. a forcible or violent throw; fling.

More examples(as adjective)

"bombs can be hurled at polices."

"stones can be hurled at limousines."

"rocks can be hurled at cars."

"remainses can be hurled down roads."

"bombs can be hurled in/at/on distances."

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(hurl)Middle English: probably imitative, but corresponding in form and partly in sense with Low German hurreln.