fling

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈflɪŋ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/flɪŋ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(fling)

Inflections of 'fling' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
flings
v 3rd person singular
flinging
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
flung
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
flung
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
fling /flɪŋ/USA pronunciation   v.,  flung/flʌŋ/USA pronunciation  fling•ing, n. 
v. [+ object]
  1. to throw or cast with force, violence, or without care:flung the dishes to the floor.
  2. to move (oneself ) violently or abruptly:[+ oneself]flung herself from the room.
  3. to put or send suddenly or without preparation:to fling someone into jail.
  4. to involve (oneself ) actively in an undertaking:[+ oneself]He flung himself into writing the book.
  5. to throw aside or off:[+ out + object]We flung out a lot of old books.
  6. fling off or on, to take off, or put on, (one's clothes) quickly and carelessly: [ + off/on + obj]:She flung off her clothes and jumped in the shower. I flung on a sweater and left.[ + obj + off/on]:to fling it off.

n. [countable]
  1. an act or instance of flinging.
  2. a short period of unrestrained self-indulgence:a last fling before marriage.
  3. an attempt at something:took a fling at playwriting.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
fling  (fling),USA pronunciation v.,  flung, fling•ing, 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 violently:to fling a suspect into jail.
  4. to project or speak sharply, curtly, or forcefully:He flung his answer at the questioner.
  5. to involve (oneself ) vigorously in an undertaking.
  6. to move, do, or say (something) quickly:to fling a greeting in passing.
  7. to send suddenly and rapidly:to fling fresh troops into a battle.
  8. to throw aside or off.
  9. to throw to the ground, as in wrestling or horseback riding.

v.i. 
  1. to move with haste or violence;
    rush;
    dash.
  2. to fly into violent and irregular motions, as a horse;
    throw the body about, as a person.
  3. to speak harshly or abusively (usually fol. by out):He flung out disgustedly against the whole human race.

n. 
  1. an act of flinging.
  2. a short period of unrestrained pursuit of one's wishes or desires:The week of partying was my last fling before starting a new job.
  3. an attempt at something:He took a fling at playwriting.
  4. a critical or contemptuous remark;
    gibe.
  5. Music and DanceAlso called  Highland fling. a lively Scottish dance characterized by flinging movements of the arms and legs.
  • 1250–1300; Middle English; compare Swedish flänga to fly, race

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
fling /flɪŋ/ vb (flings, flinging, flung /flʌŋ/)(mainly tr)
  1. to throw, esp with force or abandon; hurl or toss
  2. to put or send without warning or preparation: to fling someone into jail
  3. (also intr) to move (oneself or a part of the body) with abandon or speed
  4. (usually followed by into) to apply (oneself) diligently and with vigour (to)
  5. to cast aside; disregard: she flung away her scruples
n
  1. the act or an instance of flinging; toss; throw
  2. a period or occasion of unrestrained, impulsive, or extravagant behaviour
  3. any of various vigorous Scottish reels full of leaps and turns, such as the Highland fling
  4. a trial; try: to have a fling at something different
Etymology: 13th Century: of Scandinavian origin; related to Old Norse flengja to flog, Swedish flänga, Danish flænge

ˈflinger n
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