What is hurl?

  • (verb): Utter with force; utter vehemently.
    Example: "Hurl insults"
    Synonyms: throw
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "hurl":

  • (noun): A violent throw.
    Synonyms: cast

Famous quotes containing the word hurl:

    It is told that some divorcees, elated by their freedom, pause on leaving the courthouse to kiss a front pillar, or even walk to the Truckee to hurl their wedding rings into the river; but boys who recover the rings declare they are of the dime-store variety, and accuse the throwers of fraudulent practices.
    —Administration in the State of Neva, U.S. public relief program. Nevada: A Guide to the Silver State (The WPA Guide to Nevada)

    O ill-starred wench,
    Pale as thy smock! When we shall meet at compt,
    This look of thine will hurl my soul from heaven,
    And fiends will snatch at it. Cold, cold, my girl,
    Even like thy chastity.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    Lock in! Be alert, my acrobat
    and I will be soft wood and you the nail
    and we will make fiery ovens for Jack Sprat
    and you will hurl yourself into my tiny jail
    and we will take a supper together and that
    will be that.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)