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fling

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of fling

  1. 1 a time or instance of carefree fun <most families spend Labor Day weekend having one last summer fling> Synonyms binge, frisk, frolic, gambol, idyll (also idyl), lark, ploy, revel, rollick, romp, spree Related Words caper, escapade, prank; bender, brannigan, bum, bust, carouse, souse, splore [Scottish], toot; antic, monkeyshine(s), shenanigan(s); field day; festivity, merriment, merrymaking; enjoyment, indulgence, pleasure, self-indulgence; amusement, diversion, entertainment, recreation

  2. 2 an effort to do or accomplish something <take a fling at waterskiing and see how it goes> Synonyms assay [archaic], bash [chiefly British], bid, crack, endeavor, essay, attempt, go, offer, pass, shot, stab, trial, try, whack, whirlRelated Words striving, struggle, throes, undertaking; trial and error

  3. 3 a brief romantic relationship <an ill-advised fling with a coworker> Synonyms amour, affair, love, love affair, romanceRelated Words intrigue, liaison; dalliance, hanky-panky; attachment, infatuation; entanglement, flirtation; idyll (also idyl), passion; calf-love, puppy love




fling

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of fling

  1. to send through the air especially with a quick forward motion of the arm <flinging rocks into the pond just for the fun of it> Synonyms cast, catapult, chuck, dash, fire, throw, heave, hurl, hurtle, launch, lob, loft, peg, pelt, pitch, sling, tossRelated Words bowl, dart, flip, gun, hook, pass, roll, shoot; buck, eject, impel, precipitate, project, propel, rifle, thrust




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