Fling - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |flɪŋ|  American pronunciation of the word fling
Brit.  |flɪŋ|  British pronunciation of the word fling
irregular verb:  p.t. — flung  p.p. — flung

noun

- a usually brief attempt (syn: crack, go, offer, pass, whirl)
- a brief indulgence of your impulses (syn: spree)
- the act of flinging
- throw with force or recklessness
- move in an abrupt or headlong manner
- indulge oneself (syn: splurge)
- throw or cast away (syn: cast away, cast out, chuck out, discard, dispose, put away, throw away, throw out, toss)

Examples

He flung his shoe across the room.

She flung the door open and stormed into the room.

They flung their hats into the air.

She flung herself into his arms.

He flung his arms around her.

I flung back my head and laughed.

He leaned back and flung his leg over the arm of the chair.

She flung herself onto the couch.

She had a fling with her boss.

They had time for one last fling before going back to school.

I flung myself into his arms and wept.

He tore off his jacket, went up to Carter, and flung it in his face.

She had flung all her energies into the rebellion.

Maidens and youths fling their wild arms in air.

Don't fling your arms and legs about like that, make the proper swimming strokes.

Phrasal verbs

fling off  — write quickly

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: fling
he/she/it: flings
present participle: flinging
past tense: flung
past participle: flung
noun
singular: fling
plural: flings
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