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  2  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]: 
 
  Flung  \Flung\, 
  imp.  &  p.  p.  of  {Fling}. 




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