fling

  • 1 Fling — (fl[i^]ng), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Flung} (fl[u^]ng); p. pr. & vb. n. {Flinging}.] [OE. flingen, flengen, to rush, hurl; cf. Icel. flengia to whip, ride furiously, OSw. flenga to strike, Sw. fl[ a]nga to romp, Dan. flenge to slash.] 1. To cast,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 fling — fling; fling·er; pif·fling; scuf·fling·ly; skif·fling; tri·fling·ly; tri·fling·ness; tri·fling; baf·fling·ly; baf·fling·ness; shuf·fling·ly; snuf·fling·ly; sti·fling·ly; …

    English syllables

  • 3 Fling — Fling, n. 1. A cast from the hand; a throw; also, a flounce; a kick; as, the fling of a horse. [1913 Webster] 2. A severe or contemptuous remark; an expression of sarcastic scorn; a gibe; a sarcasm. [1913 Webster] I, who love to have a fling,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 fling — /fling/, v., flung, flinging, n. v.t. 1. to throw, cast, or hurl with force or violence: to fling a stone. 2. to move (oneself) violently with impatience, contempt, or the like: She flung herself angrily from the room. 3. to put suddenly or… …

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  • 5 Fling — may refer to:*Fling a brief casual relationship. *Fling (film) a 2008 John Stewart Muller film *FLING, the Struggle Front for the National Independence of Guinea * Fling , a song by Built to Spill from their 1994 album There s Nothing Wrong with… …

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  • 6 Fling — Fling, v. i. 1. To throw; to wince; to flounce; as, the horse began to kick and fling. [1913 Webster] 2. To cast in the teeth; to utter abusive language; to sneer; as, the scold began to flout and fling. [1913 Webster] 3. To throw one s self in a …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 fling — ► VERB (past and past part. flung) 1) throw forcefully; hurl. 2) (fling oneself into) wholeheartedly engage in (an activity or enterprise). 3) move with speed: he flung away to his study. 4) (fling on/off) put on or take off (clothes) carelessly… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 fling — [fliŋ] vt. flung, flinging [ME flingen, to rush < ON flengja, to whip (Norw dial., to throw) < IE base * plāk : see FLAW2] 1. to throw, esp. with force or violence; hurl; cast 2. to put abruptly or violently [to be flung into confusion] 3.… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 fling on — ˌfling ˈon [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they fling on he/she/it flings on present participle flinging on past tense …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 10 fling — (v.) c.1300, probably from or related to O.N. flengja to flog, of uncertain origin. The M.E. intransitive sense is that suggested by phrase have a fling at make a try. The noun meaning attempt, attack is from early 14c. Sense of period of… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 11 fling — [n1] casual throw cast, chuck, firing, heave, hurl, launching, lob, peg, pitch, shot, slinging, toss; concept 222 fling [n2] unrestrained behavior affair, attempt, binge, celebration, crack*, essay, fun, gamble, go*, good time, indulgence, orgy,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 12 fling — index cast (throw), dispatch (send off), impel, launch (project), precipitate (throw down violently) …

    Law dictionary

  • 13 fling — vb hurl, *throw, sling, toss, cast, pitch Analogous words: thrust, shove, propel, *push: impel, drive, *move …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 14 fling — fling1 [flıŋ] v past tense and past participle flung [flʌŋ] [T always + adverb/preposition] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(throw something)¦ 2¦(move something)¦ 3¦(push somebody)¦ 4¦(move your body)¦ 5¦(say something)¦ 6 fling something open 7 fling somebody in… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 fling — I UK [flɪŋ] / US verb [transitive] Word forms fling : present tense I/you/we/they fling he/she/it flings present participle flinging past tense flung UK [flʌŋ] / US past participle flung * 1) to throw something carelessly or with a lot of force… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 fling — 1 verb past tense and past participle flung, (T) /flIN / 1 THROW (always + adv/prep) to throw something quickly with a lot of force : fling sth at/into/on etc: Spectators flung bottles and cans at the marchers. | fling sth down: Sammy flings down …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 fling — fling1 [ flıŋ ] (past tense and past participle flung [ flʌŋ ] ) verb transitive * 1. ) to throw something carelessly or with a lot of force: fling something over/across/onto etc.: She flung a book across the room at me. His coat had been flung… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 fling — I n. (colloq.) attempt 1) to have, take (esp. BE) a fling at smt. period of self indulgence 2) to have a last fling II v. 1) (D; tr.) to fling at (to fling a stone at smb.) 2) (d; tr.) to fling to (they flung their rifles to the ground) 3) (N;… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 19 fling — [[t]flɪ̱ŋ[/t]] flings, flinging, flung 1) VERB If you fling something somewhere, you throw it there using a lot of force. [V n prep/adv] The woman flung the cup at him... [V n prep/adv] He once seized my knitting, flinging it across the room. 2)… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 Fling — Highland Fling Der Highland Fling ist ein schottischer Solotanz. Er ist einer der Tänze des Highland Dancing, die heute meist wettbewerbsmäßig oder als Schautanz getanzt werden. Außerhalb Schottlands, besonders in Irland, wird auch die verwendete …

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