verb (used with object), flung [fluhng], /flʌŋ/, fling·ing.
verb (used without object), flung [fluhng], /flʌŋ/, fling·ing.
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Origin of fling
OTHER WORDS FROM flingoutfling, verb (used with object), out·flung, out·fling·ing.
Words nearby fling
Example sentences from the Web for fling
In the 1990s, a team at Brookhaven National Laboratory on Long Island built a 50-foot-wide ring to fling muons around and began collecting data.‘Last Hope’ Experiment Finds Evidence for Unknown Particles|Natalie Wolchover|April 7, 2021|Quanta Magazine
She’d had on-trail romances before, and Constantine, she thought, was funny and handsome enough for a rebound fling—some “trail tail,” she kids.
Whether he’s rushing into a fling or trying to escape a heartbreak, time never seems to be moving fast enough.Morgan Wallen’s big moment feels about 19 songs too long|Chris Richards|January 14, 2021|Washington Post
Softbank had an even shorter fling with Boston Dynamics than Google, and it was forced to sell the company after its investments in Uber, WeWork, and the now-dead satellite-broadband provider OneWeb tanked.Boston Dynamics sells to Hyundai Motor Group in $1.1 billion deal|Ron Amadeo|December 11, 2020|Ars Technica
The protection will last as long as Winston can still fling the ball 50 yards downfield to a streaking wide receiver.Jameis Winston Cleared of Rape Like Every Other College Sports Star|Robert Silverman|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Did you and Christian Slater have a romantic fling on True Romance?Patricia Arquette Uncut: Drunken Mischief with Johnny Depp, ‘True Romance’ Crush, and ‘Boyhood’|Marlow Stern|July 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Will she have a terrible relapse and turn to her pal/sometime fling Vause for help?‘Orange Is the New Black’: Inside the Wild S2 Finale and What’s Next for Season 3|Kevin Fallon, Marlow Stern|July 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Remember, the people surveyed have already signed up for a fling.Japan’s Desperate Housewives Opting for Adulterous Online Dating|Angela Erika Kubo, Jake Adelstein|April 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But this time, we were looking for more than just a couple of great dates or a fling.
When I come home from the lessons I fling myself on the sofa, and feel as if I never wanted to get up again.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
At sight of this generous enemy, this faithful friend, how could he restrain the grateful impulse to fling himself into his arms!The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
Honey-Bee was too proper to fling hers up also, so taking off the shoe that wouldn't stay on she threw it joyfully over her head.Honey-Bee|Anatole France
This, with contemptuous indignation, we fling back into their face, as a scorpion to a vulture.
Without uttering a word, I pick up the heavy saltcellar, and fling it violently against the French mirror.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist|Alexander Berkman
British Dictionary definitions for fling
verb flings, flinging or flung (flʌŋ) (mainly tr)
Derived forms of flingflinger, noun
Word Origin for fling
Idioms and Phrases with fling
In addition to the idiom beginning with fling
- fling oneself at someone
- last fling