Huddled vs Hurtled - What's the difference?

huddled | hurtled |

As verbs the difference between huddled and hurtled

is that huddled is (huddle) while hurtled is (hurtle).

As an adjective huddled

is crowded together in a huddle.




  • (huddle)
  • Adjective

  • crowded together in a huddle
  • crouched
  • hurtled



  • (hurtle)

  • hurtle



  • To move rapidly, violently, or without control.
  • The car hurtled down the hill at 90 miles per hour.
    Pieces of broken glass hurtled through the air.
  • (archaic) To meet with violence or shock; to clash; to jostle.
  • * Fairfax
  • Together hurtled both their steeds.
  • (archaic) To make a threatening sound, like the clash of arms; to make a sound as of confused clashing or confusion; to resound.
  • * Shakespeare
  • The noise of battle hurtled in the air.
  • * Elizabeth Browning
  • The earthquake sound / Hurtling 'neath the solid ground.
  • To hurl or fling; to throw hard or violently.
  • He hurtled the wad of paper angrily at the trash can and missed by a mile.
  • (archaic) To push; to jostle; to hurl.
  • Noun

  • A fast movement in literal or figurative sense.
  • * 1975 , Wakeman, John. Literary Criticism
  • But the war woke me up, I began to move left, and recent events have accelerated that move until it is now a hurtle .
  • * Monday June 20, 2005 , The Guardian newspaper
  • Jamba has removed from Marlowe's Doctor Faustus all but the barest of essentials - even half its title, leaving us with an 80-minute hurtle through Faustus's four and twenty borrowed years on earth.
  • A clattering sound.
  • * 1913 , Eden Phillpotts. Widecombe Fair p.26
  • There came a hurtle of wings, a flash of bright feathers, and a great pigeon with slate-grey plumage and a neck bright as an opal, lit on a swaying finial.


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