- Flung is defined as to have thrown something, the past tense of fling.
Walking into the house and dropping your coat onto the back of the couch is an example of having flung your coat.
Past tense and past participle of fling.
Variant of fling
transitive verbflung, flinging
- to throw, esp. with force or violence; hurl; cast
- to put abruptly or violently: to be flung into confusion
- to move (one's arms, legs, head, etc.) suddenly or impulsively
- to throw (oneself) energetically (into a task)
- to throw aside; disregard: to fling caution to the winds
- Old Poet. to emit or diffuse
Origin of flingMiddle English flingen, to rush ; from Old Norse flengja, to whip (Norw dialect, dialectal , to throw) ; from Indo-European base an unverified form plāk-: see flaw
- to move suddenly and violently; rush; dash
- to kick and plunge, as a horse does: often with out
- an act of flinging
- a brief time of unrestrained pleasures or dissipation
- a spirited dance: the Highland fling
- Informal a trial effort; try: to have a fling at acting
- Informal a brief love affair