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"sling" in British English

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slingverb [T usually + adv/prep]

uk   /slɪŋ/ us   /slɪŋ/ slung, slung
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?

slingnoun [C]

uk   /slɪŋ/ 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
(Definition of sling from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sling" in American English

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slingverb [T always + adv/prep]

us   /slɪŋ/ past tense and past participle slung /slʌŋ/
to throw or drop something quickly and not very carefully: She came in and slung her coat over a chair.

slingnoun [C]

us   /slɪŋ/
  • sling noun [C] (SUPPORTING DEVICE)

a device used to support, lift, or carry objects, often by ropes or straps: The helicopter lowered a sling to the boat and rescued the sailor.
medical A sling is a piece of material tied around the neck and providing support for a broken or damaged arm while it heals: They put his arm in a sling.
(Definition of sling from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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