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Meaning of hurtle

hur•tle

Pronunciation: (hûr'tl), [key]
— v., n. -tled, -tling,
—v.i.
  1. to rush violently; move with great speed: The car hurtled down the highway.
  2. to move or go noisily or resoundingly, as with violent or rapid motion: The sound was deafening, as tons of snow hurtled down the mountain.
  3. to strike together or against something; collide.
—v.t.
  1. to drive violently; fling; dash.
  2. to dash against; collide with.
—n.
  1. clash; collision; shock; clatter.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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