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fling

verb uk   /flɪŋ/ (flung, flung) us  

fling verb (THROW)

[T usually + adv/prep] to throw something or someone suddenly and with a lot of force: He crumpled up the letter and flung it into the fire. "And you can take your ring back too!" she cried, flinging it down on the table.informal Could you fling the paper over here (= give me the paper)?

fling verb (MOVE/DO)

[T usually + adv/prep] to move or do something quickly and energetically: She flung her arms around his neck. The door was flung open by the wind. Sergei flung himself down on the sofa.informal Let me just fling (= quickly put) a few things into my bag, and I'll be right with you.informal They were flung (= quickly put) in prison.

fling verb (SAY ANGRILY)

[I or T, usually + adv/prep] to say something angrily: They were flinging bitter accusations at each other. [+ speech] "I don't care what you think", she flung (back) at him.

fling

noun [C usually singular] uk   /flɪŋ/ informal us  
a short period of enjoyment: The students are having a final/last fling before they leave university and start work.
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