1. Used to describe a situation, a person, a place that is currently in poor form or performance. Emphasizes the horrible nature of a situation or the poor overall appearance of a person.
2. Used to describe a massive failure.
a) Yeah my job is hurting right now... I have to come in at 5 a.m.
b) Those girls over there are hurting--I'm going to need to drink more.
c) The beach was hurting today--it was too cloudy to enjoy the sloots.
a) The Redskins preseason game against Carolina was hurting.
b) My Committed Cost Report was hurting--we didn't bill enough this month.
Roommate 1: Dude we have to pay for the water utility bills!
Roommate 2: No we don't.....it's in the contract...
Roommate 1: But it says we do!
Roommate 2: Are you hurting?
Guy 1: I thought I was going to ace my test but I was hurting.
Guy 1: What did the fish say when it hit the wall?
Guy 2: What.....?
Guy 1: Dam
Guy 2: that's so hurting....