Hur"tle (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Hurtled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Hurtling (?).] [OE. hurtlen, freq. of hurten. See Hurt, v. t., and cf. Hurl.]

1.

To meet with violence or shock; to clash; to jostle.

Together hurtled both their steeds. Fairfax.

2.

To move rapidly; to wheel or rush suddenly or with violence; to whirl round rapidly; to skirmish.

Now hurtling round, advantage for to take. Spenser.

Down the hurtling cataract of the ages. R. L. Stevenson.

3.

To make a threatening sound, like the clash of arms; to make a sound as of confused clashing or confusion; to resound.

The noise of battle hurtled in the air. Shak.

The earthquake sound Hurtling 'death the solid ground. Mrs. Browning.

 

© Webster 1913.


Hur"tle (?), v. t.

1.

To move with violence or impetuosity; to whirl; to brandish.

[Obs.]

His harmful club he gan to hurtle high. Spenser.

2.

To push; to jostle; to hurl.

And he hurtleth with his horse adown. Chaucer.

 

© Webster 1913.

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