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FLING (flung)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does fling mean? 

FLING (noun)
  The noun FLING has 3 senses:

1. a usually brief attempt
2. a brief indulgence of your impulses
3. the act of flinging

  Familiarity information: FLING used as a noun is uncommon.


FLING (verb)
  The verb FLING has 4 senses:

1. throw with force or recklessness
2. move in an abrupt or headlong manner
3. indulge oneself
4. throw or cast away

  Familiarity information: FLING used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


FLING (noun)


Sense 1fling [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A usually brief attempt

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

fling; go; offer; whirl; crack; pass

Context examples:

he took a crack at it / I gave it a whirl

Hypernyms ("fling" is a kind of...):

attempt; effort; endeavor; endeavour; try (earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something)


Sense 2fling [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A brief indulgence of your impulses

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

spree; fling

Hypernyms ("fling" is a kind of...):

intemperance; intemperateness; self-indulgence (excess in action and immoderate indulgence of bodily appetites, especially in passion or indulgence)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "fling"):

spending spree (a brief period of extravagant spending)


Sense 3fling [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of flinging

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("fling" is a kind of...):

throw (the act of throwing (propelling something through the air with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist))


FLING (verb)


Sense 1fling [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Throw with force or recklessness

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

fling the frisbee

Hypernyms (to "fling" is one way to...):

throw (project through the air)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "fling"):

flip; pitch; sky; toss (throw or toss with a light motion)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something PP


Sense 2fling [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move in an abrupt or headlong manner

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

He flung himself onto the sofa

Hypernyms (to "fling" is one way to...):

move (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something PP
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 3fling [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Indulge oneself

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

splurge; fling

Context example:

I splurged on a new TV

Hypernyms (to "fling" is one way to...):

consume; squander; ware; waste (spend extravagantly)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 4fling [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Throw or cast away

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

cast aside; cast away; toss out; chuck out; discard; toss away; throw away; throw out; put away; dispose; cast out; fling; toss

Context example:

Put away your worries

Hypernyms (to "fling" is one way to...):

get rid of; remove (dispose of)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "fling"):

de-access (dispose of by selling)

liquidize; sell out; sell up (get rid of all one's merchandise)

abandon (forsake, leave behind)

pension off; retire (dispose of; as of old clothes)

dump (throw away as refuse)

waste (get rid of)

junk; scrap; trash (dispose of (something useless or old))

jettison (throw away, of something encumbering)

deep-six; give it the deep six (toss out; get rid of)

unlearn (discard something previously learnt, like an old habit)

close out (terminate by selling off or disposing of)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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