from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To move with or as if with great speed and a rushing noise: an express train that hurtled past.
- transitive v. To fling with great force; hurl.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To move rapidly, violently, or without control.
- v. To meet with violence or shock; to clash; to jostle.
- v. To make a threatening sound, like the clash of arms; to make a sound as of confused clashing or confusion; to resound.
- v. To hurl or fling; to throw hard or violently.
- v. To push; to jostle; to hurl.
- n. A fast movement in literal or figurative sense.
- n. A clattering sound.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To meet with violence or shock; to clash; to jostle.
- intransitive v. To move rapidly; to wheel or rush suddenly or with violence; to whirl round rapidly; to skirmish.
- intransitive v. To make a threatening sound, like the clash of arms; to make a sound as of confused clashing or confusion; to resound.
- transitive v. To move with violence or impetuosity; to whirl; to brandish.
- transitive v. To push; to jostle; to hurl.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To dash, push, or knock violently; throw or hurl.
- To move about with violence or impetuosity; whirl round; brandish.
- To rush violently and noisily; move rapidly and impetuously; go swiftly with a whirring, clashing, or clattering sound.
- n. A pimple or wart.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make a thrusting forward movement
- v. move with or as if with a rushing sound
- v. throw forcefully
Middle English hurtlen, to collide, frequentative of hurten, to knock against, damage; see hurt.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)