The pro-Russian activists rushed inside for shelter, and soon both sides were hurling petrol bombs at each other.
Politicians at the highest levels of the Venezuelan government are hurling antigay slurs and accusing each other of being gay.
To his mind filling that bucket up with water, and hurling it at the tree was precisely what I'd asked him to do.
verbal noun of hurl (q.v.); attested 1520s as a form of hockey played in Ireland; c.1600 as the name of a game like hand-ball that once was popular in Cornwall.
early 13c., hurlen, "to run against (each other), come into collision," later "throw forcibly" (c.1300); "rush violently" (late 14c.); perhaps related to Low German hurreln "to throw, to dash," and East Frisian hurreln "to roar, to bluster." OED suggests all are from an imitative Germanic base *hurr "expressing rapid motion;" see also hurry. The noun is attested from late 14c., originally "rushing water." For difference between hurl and hurtle (which apparently were confused since early Middle English) see hurtle.