Definition of Fling

1. Noun. A usually brief attempt. "I gave it a whirl"

Exact synonyms: Crack, Go, Offer, Pass, Whirl
Generic synonyms: Attempt, Effort, Endeavor, Endeavour, Try

2. Verb. Throw with force or recklessness. "Fling the frisbee"
Generic synonyms: Throw
Specialized synonyms: Flip, Pitch, Sky, Toss

3. Noun. A brief indulgence of your impulses.
Exact synonyms: Spree
Specialized synonyms: Spending Spree
Generic synonyms: Intemperance, Intemperateness, Self-indulgence
Derivative terms: Spree

4. Verb. Move in an abrupt or headlong manner. "He flung himself onto the sofa"
Generic synonyms: Move

5. Noun. The act of flinging.
Generic synonyms: Throw

6. Verb. Indulge oneself. "I splurged on a new TV"
Exact synonyms: Splurge
Generic synonyms: Consume, Squander, Ware, Waste

7. Verb. Throw or cast away. "Put away your worries"

Definition of Fling

1. v. t. 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.

2. v. i. To throw; to wince; to flounce; as, the horse began to kick and fling.

3. n. A cast from the hand; a throw; also, a flounce; a kick; as, the fling of a horse.

Definition of Fling

1. Noun. Short, often sexual relationship. ¹

2. Noun. An act of unrestrained indulgence. ¹

3. Noun. An act of throwing, often violently. ¹

4. Noun. An act of moving the limbs or body with violent movements, especially in a dance. ¹

5. Noun. (figuratively) An attempt, a try (as in ''"give it a fling"''). ¹

6. Verb. To throw with violence or quick movement; to hurl. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fling

1. to throw with force [v FLUNG, FLINGING, FLINGS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fling

flinch
flinched
flincher
flinchers
flinches
flinching
flinchingly
flincht
flinchy
flinder
flindermice
flindermouse
flinders
flindosa
flindosy
fling off
flinger
flingers
flinging
flings
flinkite
flinkites
flint
flint-hearted
flint corn
flint disease
flint maize
flinted

Literary usage of Fling

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1. The American Historical Review by American historical association (1916)
"fling, FRED M., (R) Warwick's "Mirabeau and French Rev.", ii. ... Period", 20. 848. fling. Hélène D., "Source Problems on French Rev.", reviewed, 19. 619. ..."

2. A History of Criticism and Literary Taste in Europe from the Earliest Texts by George Saintsbury (1902)
"The flirt at " all the Essayists, even their master Montaigne," is especially interesting, because of the high opinion which The fling at Jonson elsewhere ..."

3. Hunger by Knut Hamsun (1921)
"Why didn't he fling the children aside with his arms? I took a stride, and approached the bed. " Let them alone! let them alone! he is paralysed," called ..."

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