hurl / hərl/ • v. [tr.] throw (an object) with great force: rioters hurled a brick through the windshield of a car. ∎ push or impel (someone) violently: I seized Nathan and hurled him into the lobby | fig. he hurled himself into the job with enthusiasm. ∎ utter (abuse) vehemently: they were hurling insults over a back fence. ∎ [intr.] inf. vomit: it made me want to hurl.