hurtle hurtle  /ˈhɜr təl/


  1. (v) move with or as if with a rushing sound
  2. (v) make a thrusting forward movement
  3. (v) throw forcefully



  1. No plot, no set, no Look-Ma-I'm-a-swan costumes--just a stageful of virtuoso dancers who hurtle through angular steps and abstract poses that evoke a limitless universe of emotions.
  2. Dark clouds hurtle across the sky; diagonal strips of shadow fall like knife scars on every face; steam rises from the streets and rolls off the most innocuous front porch.
  3. It doesn't hurtle, it ambles.


  • US Open Golf 2013 Predictions: Breaking Down the Experts' Picks

    You want U.S. Open picks? We've got 'em. Here , here and here . U.S. Open picks are everywhere as we hurtle toward the 113th edition of our national championship faster than the grounds crew scrambles around Merion trying to make the course playable for Thursday's first round.  What of the picks? What are the talking heads, eager prognosticators and twitchy typists saying collectively? Where is ...
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  1. "I do not support the idea of a 'big Australia' with arbitrary targets of, say, 'a 40 million-strong Australia' or 'a 36 million-strong Australia'," she said. "Australia should not hurtle down the track towards a big population. We need to...
    on Jun 26, 2010 By: Julia Gillard Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. Ms Crook concluded: "Until we address the fact that many of the people in custody simply shouldn't be there, the prison system will continue to hurtle towards the abyss."
    on Apr 25, 2008 By: Frances Crook Source:

  3. "It was never the kind of band where you'd get stoned and pile into a van and hurtle down the highway," says Mr. Lauderdale, who recently joined the board of the Oregon Symphony.
    on Oct 30, 2009 By: Thomas Lauderdale Source: Wall Street Journal (blog)

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