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English noun: hurl

1. hurl (act) a violent throw


Broader (hypernym)throw

English verb: hurl

1. hurl (contact) throw forcefully

ExamplesThey hurl the object in the water

Synonymscast, hurtle

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)throw

Narrower (hyponym)bowl, catapult, crash, dash, precipitate, sling

2. hurl (motion) make a thrusting forward movement

Synonymshurtle, lunge, thrust

Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)move

Narrower (hyponym)dart, riposte

3. hurl (communication) utter with force; utter vehemently

SamplesHurl insults.
Throw accusations at someone.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)express, give tongue to, utter, verbalise, verbalize

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