Origin of fling
OTHER WORDS FROM flingoutfling, verb (used with object), out·flung, out·fling·ing.
Words nearby fling
How to use fling in a sentence
She was remarkably nice, and by the time she admitted that she—in an effort to impress us—had watched Spikeball tutorials prior to coming, I knew it was more than a fling.
I didn’t have to wonder if he saw me as a fling or if he was ready for a serious girlfriend.Bridal Bliss: Courtney And Torrey Said “I Do” In A Stunning Fourth of July Fête|Victoria Uwumarogie|July 14, 2021|Essence.com
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
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
Derived forms of flingflinger, noun
Word Origin for fling
Other Idioms and Phrases with fling
In addition to the idiom beginning with fling
- fling oneself at someone
- last fling