Meaning of “fling” in the English Dictionary

"fling" in 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)?

fling verb (SAY ANGRILY)

[ I or T, usually + adv/prep ] mainly UK 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.

flingnoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /flɪŋ/ us /flɪŋ/ informal

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

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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)