From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhurlhurl /hɜːl $ hɜːrl/ ●○○ verb 1 [transitive always + adverb/preposition]THROW to throw something with a lot of force, especially because you are angry Demonstrators were hurling bricks through the windows. He hurled a chair across the set, smashing lamps and vases.see thesaurus at throw2 hurl abuse/insults/accusations etc (at somebody)3 hurl yourself at/against etc somebody/something4 [intransitive, transitive] American English informal to vomit→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
hurlA single cushion had been hurled across the room and it lay on the edge of the fireplace.Some demonstrators began hurling bricks at the police.Somebody else suggested a bombshell hurled by a cannon.The stolen gym shoe, hurled by Snecky, caught him on the side of the face.Sufficiently large impacts can hurl crater ejecta to any point on the lunar surface.So saying he hurled his spear.He picked up the chair and hurled it across the room.With one strong arm he hurled Jane aside.One error and he would have been torn loose and hurled overboard to be smothered by the driving spray.
Origin hurl (1100-1200) Probably copying the action