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sling

verb [T usually + adv/prep] uk   us   /slɪŋ/ (slung, slung)

sling verb [T usually + adv/prep] (THROW)

informal to throw or drop something carelessly: Don't just sling your bag on the floor! If any of the letters aren't interesting just sling them in the bin. I'll just sling together a few things (= put what I need to take with me in a bag) and I'll be ready to go. mainly UK informal to throw or give something to someone: [+ two objects] Sling me a pen, will you?

sling verb [T usually + adv/prep] (HANG)

to hang something over something, especially in a careless way: I usually sling my jacket over the back of my chair.

sling

noun [C] uk   us   /slɪŋ/
a device that uses a strap, piece of cloth, or ropes for supporting, lifting, or carrying objects: The cylinder was lifted from the seabed in a sling. a device for supporting a broken or damaged arm in which the arm is held in front of the body in a piece of cloth that is tied around the neck: I had my arm in a sling for six weeks. a device like a bag for carrying a baby, tied to the front or the back of an adult's body a simple weapon used mainly in the past in which a strap held at the ends was used for throwing stones
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