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Date: 1100-1200
Origin: Probably copying the action

hurl

verb
     
hurl
1 [transitive always + adverb/preposition] to throw something with a lot of force, especially because you are angry:
Demonstrators were hurling bricks through the windows.
He hurled a chair across the set, smashing lamps and vases.
2

hurl abuse/insults/accusations etc (at somebody)

to shout at someone in a loud and angry way:
He was accused of hurling abuse at the referee.
3

hurl yourself at/against etc somebody/something

also hurl yourself down to throw yourself at someone or something with a lot of force:
She wanted to hurl herself into his arms.
4 [intransitive and transitive] American English informal to vomit

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