As we hurtle together to the fiscal cliff, the Republicans are getting much the worse of the media battle.
Over the edge, you hurtle forward at a speed the human body was never meant to travel at.
Ice masses, especially ones the size of Canadian provinces, do not technically “hurtle.”
early 14c., hurteln, "to crash together; to crash down, knock down," probably frequentative of hurten (see hurt (v.)) in its original sense. Intransitive meaning "to rush, dash, charge" is late 14c. The essential notion in hurtle is that of forcible collision, in hurl that of forcible projection. Related: Hurtled; hurtling.