Fling definitions

flĭng
To fling is defined as to throw.

An example of to fling is a pitcher throwing a baseball.

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The definition of a fling is a wild, short time of pleasure.

An example of a fling is a backpacker having a two week romance with a German bartender while traveling through Europe.

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To throw with violence.

Flung the dish against the wall.

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To put or send suddenly or unexpectedly.

Troops that were flung into battle.

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To engage (oneself) in an activity with abandon and energy.
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To cast aside; discard.

Fling propriety away.

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To move quickly, violently, or impulsively.

He flung out of the room.

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The act of flinging.
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A brief period of indulging one's impulses.
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A usually brief attempt or effort.

You take a fling at it.

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A brief, casual sexual or romantic relationship.
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To throw, esp. with force or violence; hurl; cast.
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To put abruptly or violently.

To be flung into confusion.

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To move (one's arms, legs, head, etc.) suddenly or impulsively.
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To throw (oneself) energetically (into a task)
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To throw aside; disregard.

To fling caution to the winds.

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To emit or diffuse.
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To move suddenly and violently; rush; dash.
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To kick and plunge, as a horse does.
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An act of flinging.
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A brief time of unrestrained pleasures or dissipation.
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A spirited dance.

The Highland fling.

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A trial effort; try.

To have a fling at acting.

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A brief love affair.
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An act of throwing, often violently.
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An act of moving the limbs or body with violent movements, especially in a dance.

The fling of a horse.

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An act or period of unrestrained indulgence.
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I had a fling with a girl I met on holiday.

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(figuratively) An attempt, a try (as in "give it a fling").
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A kind of dance.

The Highland fling.

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To throw with violence or quick movement; to hurl.
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(intransitive, archaic) To throw oneself in a violent or hasty manner; to rush or spring with violence or haste.
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(intransitive, archaic) To throw; to wince; to flounce.
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(intransitive, archaic) To utter abusive language; to sneer.

The scold began to flout and fling.

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Origin of fling

Middle English flingen of Scandinavian origin plāk-2 in Indo-European roots