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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!
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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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SATURDAY, MARCH 31 Hurling League Semi-Finals Kilkenny v Wexford/Galway, venue TBC Limerick v Dublin/Tipperary, venue TBC SATURDAY MARCH 31 OR SUNDAY APRIL 1 **Football League Division 2 Final TBC v TBC, Croke Park Football League Division 3 Final Armagh v TBC, Croke Park **Football League Division 4 Final Carlow v TBC, Croke Park E.
It could be in three years' time that people say we don't like round-robin in hurling, we don't like the [football] quarter-finals that are round-robin, we don't like the Leinster and Munster [hurling] finals on the same day, we don't like the Munster football final on a Saturday.
He explained: "A lot of counties did support at Congress the reforms in inter-county football but they said that really in hurling we need to be moving.
One manager over the football would want training on a Wednesday and the hurling manager would be the same.
"I've already played hurling this year (with St Vincent's).
Having done a couple of conferences with him, I know that Martin is a hurling encyclopedia and has training methods down to a tee.
But the last time that Eoin played hurling was back in 2012, in a county A minor hurling between Kilmaley and Clarecastle that hit the headlines as then Dublin hurling boss Anthony Daly became involved in a scuffle.
"It was great fun and a fantastic idea to help people with disabilities enjoy the sport of hurling. I was hugely impressed by the skill, strength and determination of the players and the vision and innovation of their coaches.
Mir Afzal Khan, a resident of Wah Cantonment, lodged a complaint with the local police that Mohammad Sohail, Usman Khalid, Jahangir along with his two accomplices stormed into his house, held him hostage at gunpoint and started hurling life threat.
The speedy corner-forward was frustrated by a lack of opportunities at that stage, but knew he was always going to return to hurling anyway.
The shortlists for player of the year in the All Ireland football and hurling championships have been announced and Boylesports can't see past Michael Fennelly and Alan Brogan picking up the gongs.
Dubai Etihad Airways has announced that it will continue its sponsorship of the GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship.
ISLAMABAD, April 17, 2009 (Balochistan Times) -- Villagers in Rurva village of Kanpur in Indias northern state of Uttar Pradesh are practicing shoe hurling at faces of dummy politicians.
Summary: Etihad Airways, in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority, will bring Abu Dhabi its first taste of Irish hurling, one of the world's fastest sports, when it hosts the M.