LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||21/FEV/2006 9:48 AM|
|Assunto:||to Tom or anybody that can help...- to hurtle off|
I got this sentenes from your previous posting:
"...Tension builds, you grip the steering wheel and your knuckles turn white because you are cutting off the blood circulation. Your hands cramp up. A curve approaches. The car doesn't make the curve. You hurtle off into...into.....into.....wait what's that noise? It's not the passengers screaming....it's your Mom telling you to wake up and go downtown to take the vestibular!! "
I´ve looked "to hurtle off" up in the dictionary and it is not quite clear for me.
"To hurtle" means PRECIPITAR-SE ou MOVER-SE EM GRANDE VELOCIDADE as in the sentences:
"An express train that hurtled past"
"The cars hurtled by"
"All of a sudden, a car came hurtling round the corner"
What is the meaning of "to hurtle off" in the sentence above? Is the verb "to hurtle" common in spoken English?
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