hurtling through the sky on the way to heaven knows where is an altogether new hazard.
Now, the financial devastation of his policies seems to be hurtling the globe ever faster towards an economic Judgment Day.
In retrospect, perhaps I should not have used the word “hurtling.”
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.