hur|tle «HUR tuhl», verb, -tled, -tling, noun.
1. to dash or drive violently; rush suddenly; come with a crash: »

The car hurtled across the road into a fence.

SYNONYM(S): dart, shoot.
2. to move with clattering or clashing; rush noisily or violently: »

The express train hurtled past.

3. to come into collision; dash; clash: »

Spears hurtled against shields.

4. to resound as in collision or rapid motion: »

The clash of their onslaught hurtled across the field.

1. to dash or drive violently; fling: »

The impact of the crash hurtled the driver against the windshield of the car.

2. to strike or dash against; collide with.
act or fact of hurtling; clash; clatter. SYNONYM(S): collision, conflict.
[Middle English hurtelen < hurten hurt, in early sense “knock or dash against”]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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