verb (used with object), flung, fling·ing.
verb (used without object), flung, fling·ing.
- flinders island,
- flinders petrie, sir william matthew,
- flinders range,
- flinders ranges,
- flinders, matthew,
- fling (throw) down the gauntlet,
- fling oneself at someone,
- flint corn
Origin of fling
Examples from the Web for fling
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.
The deaf culture advocates tell me I should fling away my CI and make my home within the community.
After Mariah Carey denied having a fling with the rapper, Eminem went ballistic.Paula Broadwell, Eminem, & More Spurned Lovers Who Went Ballistic|Paula Froelich|November 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Paul Giamatti huddles at an ATM as Occupy-style protestors quote Marx and fling dead rats.In ‘Cosmopolis,’ Robert Pattinson Depicts Financial World Gone Mad|Alex Klein|August 22, 2012|DAILY BEAST
And so hard did he fling the money that it struck out two of Helge's teeth, and he fell senseless on the floor.Told by the Northmen:|E. M. [Ethel Mary] Wilmot-Buxton
Everywhere they went along before narrow gates of splendor which only a star of heaven seemed to fling in.Titan: A Romance v. 1 (of 2)|Jean Paul Friedrich Richter
Even Goldsmith takes a fling at him in Retaliation, which appeared about this time.The Amenities of Book-Collecting and Kindred Affections|A. Edward Newton
It was evident, then, that he meant to fling his coat on the sidewalk.Children of the Desert|Louis Dodge
Her gossiping traveller rarely fails to fling a stone at the foreigner on this head.The Quadroon|Mayne Reid
verb flings, flinging or flung (flʌŋ) (mainly tr)
Word Origin for fling
c.1300, probably from or related to Old Norse flengja "to flog," of uncertain origin. The Middle English intransitive sense is that suggested by phrase have a fling at "make a try." An obsolete word for "streetwalker, harlot" was fling-stink (1670s). Related: Flung; flinging.
"attempt, attack," early 14c.; see fling (v.). Sense of "period of indulgence on the eve of responsibilities" first attested 1827. Meaning "vigorous dance" (associated with the Scottish Highlands) is from 1806.
In addition to the idiom beginning with fling
- fling oneself at someone
- last fling