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