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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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CODE SWITCH: David O'Callaghan is playing football again, but insists hurling is his No.
Highlights of Etihad's sponsorship initiatives of the GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship include the innovative "Best Club Under the Sun" and the "Home for Hurling" competition.
We see it as a further extension of the relationship with Etihad Airways that worked so well last year over the course of the hurling championship.
Hurling buffs can boast that the sport is "older than Christianity" - there are references to the sport as early as 1272 B.
As we did some research on hurling (see article below on history and play) the similarity of hurling to lacrosse seemed most striking.
Since disposal of the bodies of victims in a major outbreak of lethal disease is always a problem, the Mongol forces may have used their hurling machines as a solution to their mortuary problem, in which case many thousands of cadavers could have been involved, de' Mussi's description of "mountains of dead" might have been quite literally true.
The extra qualifying games in football this season and hurling from 2002 onwards will squeeze the final few breaths out of this rare species.
Hurling is contested by two teams of 15 players per team
Additionally, the Leinster and Munster hurling finals will be played on the same day (July 1) while the Munster football final will take place on a Saturday night (June 23).
The drawn Munster final of 1987, but most especially the drama of the replay that went to extra time in Killarney, filtered whatever cynicism and rebellion lay in our hearts about Munster having something special when it came to hurling.
This tradition of hurling children is almost 500 years old.
Dubai: The Inter-Provincial Hurling Championships is being organised this week jointly by Etihad Airlines and Professional Sports Group at the Ghantoot Racing and Polo Club.
Despite all that he'll never jack in the hurling until he lands that elusive All-Ireland with Galway.
Oliver Delaney 's letter on the sport of hurling spurred us to research this noble and historic sport.