hurl vs hurtle what difference

what is difference between hurl and hurtle

English

Etymology

From earlier hurlen. Possibly related to hurry.

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /hɝl/
  • Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ)l

Verb

hurl (third-person singular simple present hurls, present participle hurling, simple past and past participle hurled)

  1. (transitive) To throw (something) with force.
  2. (transitive) To utter (harsh or derogatory speech), especially at its target.
  3. (intransitive) To participate in the sport of hurling.
  4. (intransitive, slang) To vomit.
  5. (obsolete, transitive) To twist or turn.
  6. (obsolete) To move rapidly with a noise; to whirl.
  7. (Scotland, transitive, obsolete) To convey in a wheeled vehicle.

Translations

Derived terms

  • hurly-hacket

Noun

hurl (plural hurls)

  1. A throw, especially a violent throw; a fling.
  2. (slang) The act of vomiting.
  3. (hurling) The act of hitting the sliotar with the hurley.
  4. (Ulster, Scotland, slang) A conveyance in a wheeled vehicle; a ride in a car, etc.
  5. (obsolete) tumult; riot; hurly-burly
  6. (obsolete) A table on which fibre is stirred and mixed by beating with a bow spring.

Anagrams

  • Ruhl


English

Etymology

From Middle English hurtlen, hurtelen, equivalent to hurt +‎ -le.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /hɜːtl/
  • (US) IPA(key): /hɝtl/
  • Rhymes: -ɜː(r)təl

Verb

hurtle (third-person singular simple present hurtles, present participle hurtling, simple past and past participle hurtled)

  1. (intransitive) To move rapidly, violently, or without control.
    The car hurtled down the hill at 90 miles per hour.
    Pieces of broken glass hurtled through the air.
  2. (intransitive, archaic) To meet with violence or shock; to clash; to jostle.
    • Together hurtled both their steeds.
  3. (intransitive, archaic) To make a threatening sound, like the clash of arms; to make a sound as of confused clashing or confusion; to resound.
    • 1838, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, The Seraphim
      The earthquake sound / Hurtling ‘neath the solid ground.
  4. (transitive) To hurl or fling; to throw hard or violently.
    He hurtled the wad of paper angrily at the trash can and missed by a mile.
  5. (intransitive, archaic) To push; to jostle; to hurl.

Translations

Noun

hurtle (plural hurtles)

  1. A fast movement in literal or figurative sense.
    • 1975, John Wakeman, Literary Criticism
      But the war woke me up, I began to move left, and recent events have accelerated that move until it is now a hurtle.
    • 2005, June 20, The Guardian
      Jamba has removed from Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus all but the barest of essentials – even half its title, leaving us with an 80-minute hurtle through Faustus’s four and twenty borrowed years on earth.
  2. A clattering sound.
    • 1913, Eden Phillpotts, Widecombe Fair, page 26
      There came a hurtle of wings, a flash of bright feathers, and a great pigeon with slate-grey plumage and a neck bright as an opal, lit on a swaying finial.

Anagrams

  • Luther, lureth, ruleth

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