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fling

verb [T]  us   /flɪŋ/ (past tense and past participle flung  /flʌŋ/ )

fling verb [T] (THROW)

to throw or move something suddenly and with force: I rushed right up to him and flung my arms around his neck and hugged him. She flung open the door and greeted us warmly.

fling

noun [C usually sing]  us   /flɪŋ/ infml

fling noun [C usually sing] (PERIOD)

a short period of doing enjoyable things that you usually do not do
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