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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fling  \Fling\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Flung};  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,  send  to  throw  from  the  hand;  to  hurl;  to  dart; 
  to  emit  with  violence  as  if  thrown  from  the  hand;  as  to 
  fing  a  stone  into  the  pond. 
 
  'T  is  Fate  that  flings  the  dice:  and  as  she  flings, 
  Of  kings  makes  peasants,  and  of  peasants  kings. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  He  .  .  .  like  Jove,  his  lighting  flung.  --Dryden. 
 
  I  know  thy  generous  temper  well  Fling  but  the 
  appearance  of  dishonor  on  it  It  straight  takes 
  fire.  --Addison. 
 
  2.  To  shed  forth;  to  emit;  to  scatter. 
 
  The  sun  begins  to  fling  His  flaring  beams.  --Milton. 
 
  Every  beam  new  transient  colors  flings.  --Pope. 
 
  3.  To  throw;  to  hurl;  to  throw  off  or  down  to  prostrate; 
  hence  to  baffle;  to  defeat;  as  to  fling  a  party  in 
  litigation. 
 
  His  horse  started,  flung  him  and  fell  upon  him 
  --Walpole. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fling  \Fling\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  throw;  to  wince;  to  flounce;  as  the  horse  began  to 
  kick  and  fling. 
 
  2.  To  cast  in  the  teeth;  to  utter  abusive  language;  to  sneer; 
  as  the  scold  began  to  flout  and  fling. 
 
  3.  To  throw  one's  self  in  a  violent  or  hasty  manner;  to  rush 
  or  spring  with  violence  or  haste. 
 
  And  crop-full,  out  of  doors  he  flings.  --Milton. 
 
  I  flung  closer  to  his  breast,  As  sword  that  after 
  battle,  flings  to  sheath.  --Mrs. 
  Browning. 
 
  {To  fling  out},  to  become  ugly  and  intractable;  to  utter 
  sneers  and  insinuations. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fling  \Fling\,  n. 
  1.  A  cast  from  the  hand;  a  throw;  also  a  flounce;  a  kick; 
  as  the  fling  of  a  horse. 
 
  2.  A  severe  or  contemptuous  remark;  an  expression  of 
  sarcastic  scorn;  a  gibe;  a  sarcasm. 
 
  I,  who  love  to  have  a  fling,  Both  at  senate  house 
  and  king.  --Swift. 
 
  3.  A  kind  of  dance;  as  the  Highland  fling. 
 
  4.  A  trifing  matter;  an  object  of  contempt.  [Obs.] 
 
  England  were  but  a  fling  Save  for  the  crooked  stick 
  and  the  gray  goose  wing.  --Old  Proverb. 
 
  {To  have  one's  fling},  to  enjoy  one's  self  to  the  full;  to 
  have  a  season  of  dissipation.  --J.  H.  Newman.  ``When  I  was 
  as  young  as  you  I  had  my  fling.  I  led  a  life  of 
  pleasure.''  --D.  Jerrold 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fling 
  n  1:  a  usually  brief  attempt;  "he  took  a  crack  at  it";  "I  gave  it 
  a  whirl"  [syn:  {crack},  {go},  {pass},  {whirl},  {offer}] 
  2:  a  brief  indulgence  of  your  impulses  [syn:  {spree},  {bout}] 
  3:  the  act  of  flinging 
  v  1:  throw  with  force  or  recklessness;  "fling  the  frisbee" 
  2:  move  in  an  abrupt  or  headlong  manner;  "He  flung  himself  onto 
  the  sofa" 
  3:  indulge  oneself;  "I  splurged  on  a  new  TV"  [syn:  {splurge}] 
  4:  throw  or  cast  away  "Put  away  your  worries"  [syn:  {discard}, 
  {toss},  {toss  out},  {toss  away},  {chuck  out},  {cast  aside}, 
  {dispose},  {throw  out},  {cast  out},  {throw  away},  {cast 
  away},  {put  away}] 




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