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fling

[ fling ]
/ flɪŋ /
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verb (used with object), flung [fluhng], /flʌŋ/, fling·ing.

verb (used without object), flung [fluhng], /flʌŋ/, fling·ing.

noun

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Origin of fling

First recorded in 1250–1300; Middle English; compare Swedish flänga “to fly, race”

OTHER WORDS FROM fling

outfling, verb (used with object), out·flung, out·fling·ing.
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British Dictionary definitions for fling

fling
/ (flɪŋ) /

verb flings, flinging or flung (flʌŋ) (mainly tr)

noun

Derived forms of fling

flinger, noun

Word Origin for fling

C13: of Scandinavian origin; related to Old Norse flengja to flog, Swedish flänga, Danish flænge
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