hurl vs thrust what difference

what is difference between hurl and thrust

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 Old Norse þrysta, from Proto-Germanic *þrustijaną, possibly from Proto-Indo-European *trewd-.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /θɹʌst/
  • Rhymes: -ʌst

Noun

thrust (countable and uncountable, plural thrusts)

  1. (fencing) An attack made by moving the sword parallel to its length and landing with the point.
  2. A push, stab, or lunge forward (the act thereof.)
  3. The force generated by propulsion, as in a jet engine.
  4. (figuratively) The primary effort; the goal.

Derived terms

  • thrust bucket
  • thrust vectoring

Synonyms

  • (push, stab, or lunge forward): break, dart, grab
  • (force generated by propulsion): lift, push
  • (primary effort or goal): focus, gist, point

Translations

Verb

thrust (third-person singular simple present thrusts, present participle thrusting, simple past and past participle thrust or thrusted)

  1. (intransitive) To make advance with force.
  2. (transitive) To force something upon someone.
  3. (transitive) To push out or extend rapidly or powerfully.
    • Three chairs of the steamer type, all maimed, comprised the furniture of this roof-garden, with [] on one of the copings a row of four red clay flower-pots filled with sun-baked dust from which gnarled and rusty stalks thrust themselves up like withered elfin limbs.
  4. (transitive) To push or drive with force; to shove.
  5. (intransitive) To enter by pushing; to squeeze in.
    • 1692, John Dryden, Cleomenes, the Spartan Hero
      And thrust between my father and the god.
  6. To stab; to pierce; usually with through.

Derived terms

  • thruster

Synonyms

  • (advance with force): attack, charge, rush
  • (force upon someone): compel, charge, force
  • (push out or extend rapidly and powerfully): dart, reach, stab

Translations

Anagrams

  • ‘struth, Hurtts, struth, thurst, truths

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