Meaning of “fling” in the English Dictionary

"fling" in British English

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uk /flɪŋ/ us /flɪŋ/ flung, flung

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.
UK informal Could you fling the paper over here (= give me the paper)?

flingnoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /flɪŋ/ us /flɪŋ/ informal

(Definition of “fling” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fling" in American English

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flingverb [ 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.

flingnoun [ 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

(Definition of “fling” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)