November 20, 2019
Learner's Word of the Day
hurl /ˈhɚrəl/ verb
hurl
/ˈhɚrəl/
verb

hurls; hurled; hurling

Angry woman getting ready to hurl a plate
Angry woman getting ready to hurl a plate
Learner's definition of HURL

1 [+ object] : to throw (something) with force

  • Someone hurled a rock through the window.

  • He hurled a chair at me.

  • It looked like she was going to hurl herself down the stairs.

2 [+ object] : to say or shout (something, such as an insult) in a loud and forceful way

  • The protesters hurled insults at us.

3 [no object] US slang : VOMIT

hurler /ˈhɚlɚ/ noun, plural hurlers [count]

  • a baseball team with several talented hurlers [=pitchers]

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