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1. slang To vomit. Geez, I thought I was going to hurl out on that boat—I felt so seasick!
2. slang Vomit. Ew, there's hurl on the floor. Someone call the janitor!

hurl around

1. Literally, to fling or throw something in a careless or irresponsible manner. A noun or pronoun can be used between "hurl" and "around." If you keep hurling your tablet around like that, you're going to break it.
2. By extension, to use something, typically words, in a careless or irresponsible manner. A noun or pronoun can be used between "hurl" and "around." Wow, I can't believe Becky just came into your office and started hurling around accusations like that.
See also: around, hurl

hurl away (from someone or something)

To move something away from someone or something by throwing it, usually forcefully. A noun or pronoun can be used between "hurl" and "away." The rescue workers hurled the debris away from the whining dog.
See also: away, hurl, someone

hurl down

To throw something down, usually in a forceful or violent manner. A noun or pronoun can be used between "hurl" and "down." The coach hurled down his playbook and proceeded to scream at the referee. Amy hurled her doll down before having a tantrum in the middle of the playground.
See also: down, hurl

hurl insults (at one)

To insult one in rapid succession. That bully is constantly hurling insults at the other kids in class.
See also: hurl, insult

hurl out

1. To throw or toss someone or something out of some place or thing. A noun or pronoun can be used between "hurl" and "out." Some jerk in the car ahead of me just opened his window and hurled out a bunch of trash, right there in the middle of traffic! The two guards carried the intruder to the door by the arms and hurled him out.
2. To eject or remove someone from some place or thing. A noun or pronoun can be used between "hurl" and "out." If you keep heckling the comedian, you're going to get hurled out by one of the bouncers. I can't believe she just hurled me out of her life after one silly argument!
See also: hurl, out
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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 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.
See also: hurl, out

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


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!
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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