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HURL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hurl mean? 

HURL (noun)
  The noun HURL has 1 sense:

1. a violent throw

  Familiarity information: HURL used as a noun is very rare.


HURL (verb)
  The verb HURL has 3 senses:

1. throw forcefully
2. make a thrusting forward movement
3. utter with force; utter vehemently

  Familiarity information: HURL used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


HURL (noun)


Sense 1hurl [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A violent throw

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

hurl; cast

Hypernyms ("hurl" is a kind of...):

throw (the act of throwing (propelling something through the air with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist))


HURL (verb)


Sense 1hurl [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Throw forcefully

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

hurl; hurtle; cast

Hypernyms (to "hurl" is one way to...):

throw (project through the air)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "hurl"):

crash; dash (hurl or thrust violently)

precipitate (hurl or throw violently)

catapult; sling (hurl as if with a sling)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something PP

Sentence example:

They hurl the object in the water


Sense 2hurl [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make a thrusting forward movement

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

lunge; hurl; hurtle; thrust

Hypernyms (to "hurl" is one way to...):

move (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "hurl"):

dart (move with sudden speed)

riposte (make a return thrust)

Sentence frames:

Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 3hurl [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Utter with force; utter vehemently

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

hurl; throw

Context examples:

hurl insults / throw accusations at someone

Hypernyms (to "hurl" is one way to...):

express; give tongue to; utter; verbalise; verbalize (articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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