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Definition of Fling


  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.
  2. To shed forth; to emit; to scatter.
  3. To throw; to hurl; to throw off or down; to prostrate; hence, to baffle; to defeat; as, to fling a party in litigation.
  4. To throw; to wince; to flounce; as, the horse began to kick and fling.
  5. To cast in the teeth; to utter abusive language; to sneer; as, the scold began to flout and fling.
  6. To throw one's self in a violent or hasty manner; to rush or spring with violence or haste.
  7. A cast from the hand; a throw; also, a flounce; a kick; as, the fling of a horse.
  8. A severe or contemptuous remark; an expression of sarcastic scorn; a gibe; a sarcasm.
  9. A kind of dance; as, the Highland fling.
  10. A trifing matter; an object of contempt.

Fling Quotations

A British porch is a musty, forbidding non-room in which to fling a sodden umbrella or a muddy pair of boots; a guard against the elements and strangers. By contrast the good ol' American front porch seems to stand for positivity and openness; a platform from which to welcome or wave farewell; a place where things of significance could happen.
Dan Stevens

High Romanticism shows you nature in all its harsh and lovely metamorphoses. Flood, fire and quake fling us back to the primal struggle for survival and reveal our gross dependency on mammoth, still mysterious forces.
Camille Paglia

We die in proportion to the words we fling around us.
Emile M. Cioran

A great lie is like a great fish on dry land; it may fret and fling and make a frightful bother, but it cannot hurt you. You have only to keep still, and it will die of itself.
George Crabbe

Go, forget me - why should sorrow, O'er that brow a shadow fling? Go, forget me - and tomorrow, brightly smile and sweetly sing. Smile - though I shall not be near thee; Sing - though I shall never hear thee.
Charles Wolfe
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Fling Translations

fling in Afrikaans is swaai
fling in Danish is svinge
fling in Dutch is slingeren, swingen, zwaaien
fling in Finnish is heiluttaa
fling in French is brandir
fling in German is schleudern, werfen, schleudern
fling in Latin is proicio
fling in Norwegian is hive, slenge, kast
fling in Portuguese is arremesse
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