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Main Entry: hurl
Pronunciation: 'h&r(-&)l
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): hurled; hurl·ing /'h&r-li[ng]/
Etymology: Middle English
Date: 13th century
intransitive verb
2 : PITCH 5a, b
transitive verb
1 : to send or thrust with great vigor <the forces that were to be hurled against the Turks -- N. T. Gilroy>
2 : to throw down with violence
3 a : to throw forcefully : FLING <hurled the manuscript into the fire> <hurled myself over the fence> b : PITCH 2a
4 : to utter with vehemence <hurled insults at the police>
synonym see THROW
- hurl noun
- hurl·er /'h&r-l&r/ noun

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Pronunciation Key
\&\ as a and u in  abut
\&\ as e in kitten
\&r\ as ur and er in  further
\a\ as a in ash
\A\ as a in ace
\ä\ as o in mop
\au\ as ou in out
\ch\ as ch in chin
\e\ as e in bet
\E\ as ea in easy
\g\ as g in go
\i\ as i in hit
I\ as i in ice
\j\ as j in job
\[ng]\ as ng in sing
\O\ as o in go
\o\ as aw in law
\oi\ as oy in boy
\th\ as th in thin
\th\ as th in the
\ü\ as oo in loot
\u\ as oo in foot
\y\ as y in yet
\zh\ as si in vision
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