simple past tense and past participle of hurl


• Hurdle, hurdle

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Hurl, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hurled; p. pr. & vb. n. Hurling.] Etym: [OE. hurlen, hourlen; prob. contracted fr. OE. hurtlen to hurtle, or probably akin to E. whirl. sq. root16. See Hurtle.]

1. To send whirling or whizzing through the air; to throw with violence; to drive with great force; as, to hurl a stone or lance. And hurl'd them headlong to their fleet and main. Pope.

2. To emit or utter with vehemence or impetuosity; as, to hurl charges or invective. Spenser.

3. Etym: [Cf. Whirl.]

Definition: To twist or turn. "Hurled or crooked feet." [Obs.] Fuller.

Hurl, v. i.

1. To hurl one's self; to go quickly. [R.]

2. To perform the act of hurling something; to throw something (at another). God shall hurl at him and not spare. Job xxvii. 22 (Rev. Ver. ).

3. To play the game of hurling. See Hurling.

Hurl, n.

1. The act of hurling or throwing with violence; a cast; a fling. Congreve.

2. Tumult; riot; hurly-burly. [Obs.] Knolles.

3. (Hat Manuf.)

Definition: A table on which fiber is stirred and mixed by beating with a bowspring.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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