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verb hurl pronunciation in British English /hɜː(r)l/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyhurl
he/she/ithurls
present participlehurling
past tensehurled
past participlehurled
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  1. 1
    [transitive] to throw something using a lot of force
    Children were hurling snowballs at one another.
    Rioters hurled chairs through the windows.
    1. a.
      to move your body with speed and force in a particular direction, or to be moved in this way
      He hurled himself over the fence and ran.
      We were hurled across the room by the explosion.
  2. 2
    [transitive] to shout at someone in a very angry way
    hurl abuse/insults/accusations at someone: The fans began hurling abuse at each other.
  3. 3
    [intransitive/transitive] mainly American spoken to vomit

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