fling


fling
01. The young woman walked into the room, and [flung] her coat on the bed.
02. My mother had a big argument with my dad last night, and wound up [flinging] a wine glass at him.
03. The children spent the afternoon [flinging] sticks into the creek, and watching them drift downstream.
04. The players were so tired at the end of the game that they [flung] themselves down on the grass, and lay there panting for air.
05. His wife ran up, [flung] her arms around him, and gave him a big birthday kiss.
06. She [flung] her leg over the back of the motorcycle, and climbed up behind him.
07. The boss [flung] the report at his secretary, and angrily told her to re-type it.
08. The bully grabbed the little boy by the collar, and [flung] him to the ground.
09. The child [flung] the toy over the neighbor's fence, and then cried when he couldn't get it back.
10. He had a brief [fling] with his sister-in-law about ten years ago, and has lived in fear of his wife finding out ever since.
11. She doesn't want a serious relationship. She just wants an exciting, purely sexual [fling] with some dumb, hunky guy.
12. After splitting up with his wife, he [flung] himself into his work in order to forget his problems.
13. Martin Luther King once said that true compassion is more than [flinging] a coin to a beggar; it is not haphazard and superficial.
14. Sophocles stated that ignorant men don't know what good they hold in their hands until they've [flung] it away.
15. She [flung] her scarf over her shoulder, and went out into the snowy evening.
16. Rupert Brooke wrote, "Breathless, we [flung] us on the windy hill, laughed in the sun, and kissed the lovely grass."

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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… …   Universalium

  • 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… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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


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