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hurl insults (at someone)

 and throw insults (at someone)
Fig. to direct insults at someone; to say something insulting directly to someone. Anne hurled an insult at Bob that made him very angry. If you two would stop throwing insults, we could have a serious discussion.
See also: hurl, insult

hurl someone or something at someone or something

to throw someone or something at someone or something. The huge man actually hurled me at the tree. Larry hurled his shoe at me.
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hurl someone or something down

to throw or push someone or something downward to the ground. Roger hurled the football down and it bounced away wildly. He hurled down the football in anger. The angry player hurled the ball down.
See also: down, hurl

hurl someone or something into something

to throw someone or something into something. She hurled the little boys into the storm cellar and went back to the house for the dog. Sharon hurled her belongings into the suitcase and jammed it closed.
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hurl someone or something out (of some place)

 and hurl someone or something out
to throw someone or something out of some place. The manager hurled them out of the tavern. The manager hurled out the annoying people.
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hurl something around

to throw something, such as words, around carelessly. Don't just go hurling foul words around like they didn't mean anything. You are just hurling around words!
See also: around, hurl

hurl something away (from someone or something)

to throw or push something away from someone or something. She hurled the bricks away from the partially buried child. Hurl away the bricks as fast as you can.
See also: away, hurl


1. in. to empty one’s stomach; to vomit. (see also earl.) I think I gotta go hurl.
2. n. vomit. There’s hurl all over the bathroom floor!
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Just two seasons ago, he swore that nothing could replace the buzz of competing in a Leinster hurling final.
He says there have been many funny moments in his hurling career because of his disability.
If the dual players want to come across and play hurling we'd be more than willing to facilitate that," said Cunningham (left).
St Patrick's College in Thurles, Co Tipperary, will host the conference, which will feature talks from Waterford Hurling Manager Justin McCarthy and Former Wexford Manager Liam Griffin.
Having been a star of Clare's All-Ireland hurling winning campaign last year, Collins attempted to combine both hurling and football at the highest level in light of his father's appointment ahead of the 2014 campaign.
The 31-year-old said ahead of today's Kilkenny hurling final at Nowlan Park (3.
Collins senior said there was little chance of a lastditch resolution to allow his sons to return to the hurling panel.
He may have helped St Martin's to a first Wexford senior football Championship last year, but he also hails from a hurling stronghold which has provided quality players to Model County hurling teams at underage and adult levels.
However, after an unsuccessful stint alongside football boss Billy Harty he has now returned to hurling in charge of the county minors.
CORK football goalkeeper Ken O'Halloran reckons the new interpretation of hurling penalties will result in players simply opting to take a point.
The issue of dual status has already ripped the county in two and could become a problem again with Conor Fitzgerald and Stephen Lucey at the centre of another hurling versus football tug of war.
Byline: DJ CAREY Hurling legend has his say on the weekend action
LIAM O'NEILL announced over the weekend that [euro]1 million is being made available to four designated counties to raise their standards in hurling over the next five years.
GAA President Liam O'Neill has defended the Ulster Council's commitment to hurling in the wake of the Ulster senior hurling final fiasco.
ANTRIM hurling captain Neil McManus claims the Saffrons will enjoy their new home base on the north coast - and predicts attendances will double by playing in Ballycastle.