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hurtle

hur·tle

hurtle

 
 
pronunciation:
huhr tl
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: hurtled, hurtles, hurtling
definition: to speed violently and often noisily.
The comet hurtled toward earth.
 
synonyms:
barrel, speed
similar words:
fly, gallop, plunge, rush, tear, tumble, zip
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to hurl or fling violently.
The powerful engine hurtled the rocket into space.
synonyms:
fling, hurl
similar words:
chuck, heave, launch, sling, throw, toss
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