The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Hurl \Hurl\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hurled; p. pr. & vb. n.
Hurling.] [OE. hurlen, hourlen; prob. contracted fr. OE.
hurtlen to hurtle, or probably akin to E. whirl. [root]16.
1. To send whirling or whizzing through the air; to throw
with violence; to drive with great force; as, to hurl a
stone or lance.
And hurl'd them headlong to their fleet and main.
2. To emit or utter with vehemence or impetuosity; as, to
hurl charges or invective. --Spenser.
3. [Cf. Whirl.] To twist or turn. "Hurled or crooked feet."