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fling

noun

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1 a time or instance of carefree fun
  • Most families spend Labor Day weekend having one last summer fling.
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2 an effort to do or accomplish something
  • Take a fling at waterskiing and see how it goes.
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3 a brief romantic relationship
  • They had a summer fling before each headed off to college.
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fling

verb

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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
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Phrases Synonymous with fling

let fly

Synonym Discussion of fling

throw, cast, toss, fling, hurl, pitch, sling mean to cause to move swiftly through space by a propulsive movement or a propelling force. throw is general and interchangeable with the other terms but may specifically imply a distinctive motion with bent arm.
    • can throw a fastball and a curve
cast usually implies lightness in the thing thrown and sometimes a scattering.
    • cast it to the winds
toss suggests a light or careless or aimless throwing and may imply an upward motion.
    • tossed the coat on the bed
fling stresses a violent throwing.
    • flung the ring back in his face
hurl implies power as in throwing a massive weight.
    • hurled himself at the intruder
pitch suggests throwing carefully at a target.
    • pitch horseshoes
sling stresses either the use of whirling momentum in throwing or directness of aim.
    • slung the bag over his shoulder


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