When something is hurtling, it is moving very quickly. This can be a dangerous thing, because it is easy to lose control of something that is hurtling.

  • The car was hurtling down the road, and it crashed into a truck.

  • The ball was hurtling towards the player, and he jumped out of the way.

Definition of hurtling


To move rapidly, violently, or without control.


To meet with violence or shock; to clash; to jostle.


To make a threatening sound, like the clash of arms; to make a sound as of confused clashing or confusion; to resound.


To hurl or fling; to throw hard or violently.


To push; to jostle; to hurl.


The act of something being hurtled or thrown.

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Example Sentences for hurtling

  • 1

    Not everyone can hurtle it.

  • 2

    Are they hurtling towards the biggest heartache ever

  • 3

    Snowflakes hurtle sideways, stinging faces.

  • 4

    A mysterious meteorite is hurtling towards the earth.

  • 5

    Hidalgo, a wild horse, hurtled down the hill.

  • 6

    However, the asteroid continues to hurtle towards Earth.

  • 7

    The last hurtle to overcome was the multitasking operating system.

  • 8

    They find the nearest verdant hill and hurtle down it.

  • 9

    This will be the main hurtle we have to get over.

  • 10

    The activists and government forces to hurtle headlong toward an inevitable showdown.