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FLING, verb transitive preterit tense and participle passive flung. [Latin lego legare.]

1. To cast, send or throw from the hand; to hurl; as, to fling a stone at a bird.

Tis fate that flings the dice; and as she flings,

Of kings makes peasants, and of peasants, kings.

2. To dart; to cast with violence; to send forth.

He - like Jove, his lightning flung.

3. To send forth; to emit; to scatter.

Every beam new transient colors flings.

4. To throw; to drive by violence.

5. To throw to the ground; to prostrate.

The wrestler flung his antagonist.

6. To baffle; to defeat; as, to fling a party in litigation.

To fling away, to reject; to discard.

Cromwell, I charge thee, fling away ambition.

1. To fling down, to demolish; to ruin.

2. To throw to the ground.

To fling out, to utter; to speak; as, to fling out hard words against another.

To fling off, to baffle in the chase, to defeat of prey.

To fling in, to throw in; to make an allowance or deduction, or not to charge in an account. In settling accounts, one party flings in a small sum, or a few days work.

To fling open, to throw open; to open suddenly or with violence; as, to fling open a door.

To fling up, to relinquish; to abandon; as, to fling up a design.

FLING, verb intransitive

1. To flounce; to wince; to fly into violent and irregular motions. The horse began to kick and fling

2. To cast in the teeth; to utter harsh language; to sneer; to upbraid. The scold began to flout and fling

To fling out, to grow unruly or outrageous.

FLING, noun

1. A throw; a cast from the hand.

2. A gibe; a sneer; a sarcasm; a severe or contemptuous remark.

I, who love to have a fling

Both at senate house and king.