hurtle

[hur-tl]
verb (used without object), hurtled, hurtling.
1.
to rush violently; move with great speed: The car hurtled down the highway.
2.
to move or go noisily or resoundingly, as with violent or rapid motion: The sound was deafening, as tons of snow hurtled down the mountain.
3.
Archaic. to strike together or against something; collide.
verb (used with object), hurtled, hurtling.
4.
to drive violently; fling; dash.
5.
Archaic. to dash against; collide with.
noun
6.
Archaic. clash; collision; shock; clatter.

Origin:
1175–1225; Middle English hurtle, equivalent to hurt(en) (see hurt) + -le -le

hurdle, hurl, hurtle.


1. speed, fly, race, rush, shoot.
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hurtle (ˈhɜːtəl)
 
vb
1.  to project or be projected very quickly, noisily, or violently
2.  rare (intr) to collide or crash
 
[C13 hurtlen, from hurten to strike; see hurt1]

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hurtle
early 13c., hurteln, probably frequentative of hurten (see hurt). The essential notion in hurtle is that of forcible collision, in hurl that of forcible projection.
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Example sentences
Another priority is making sure that the economy doesn't hurtle out of control.
Set it up, hurtle full speed to the first corner and then spin off the track in
  a tumble of bright plastic tat.
Adult females weigh as much as five pounds and hurtle through the air on wings
  more than five feet across.
Grant soon shows himself able to hurtle through this intrigue without
  altogether losing his sardonic edge.
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