slung

[ sluhng ]
/ slʌŋ /

verb

simple past tense and past participle of sling1.

Nearby words

  1. slumlord,
  2. slummy,
  3. slump,
  4. slump test,
  5. slumpflation,
  6. slung shot,
  7. slunk,
  8. slur,
  9. slurb,
  10. slurp

Related formsun·slung, adjective

sling

1
[ sling ]
/ slɪŋ /

noun

verb (used with object), slung, sling·ing.

Origin of sling

1
1175–1225; (v.) Middle English slyngen < Old Norse slyngva to sling, fling, cognate with Old English slingan to wind, twist; (noun) Middle English, perhaps derivative of the v., though sense “strap, hoist” may be of distinct orig.

Can be confusedsling slink

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British Dictionary definitions for slung

slung

/ (slʌŋ) /

adjective

the past tense and past participle of sling 1

sling

1
/ (slɪŋ) /

noun

verb slings, slinging or slung

Derived Formsslinger, noun

Word Origin for sling

C13: perhaps of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse slyngva to hurl, Old High German slingan

sling

2
/ (slɪŋ) /

noun

a mixed drink with a spirit base, usually sweetened

Word Origin for sling

C19: of uncertain origin

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Word Origin and History for slung
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Medicine definitions for slung

sling

[ slĭng ]

n.

A supporting bandage or suspensory device, especially a loop suspended from the neck and supporting the flexed forearm.

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Idioms and Phrases with slung

sling

In addition to the idioms beginning with sling

  • sling hash
  • sling mud at

also see:

  • ass in a sling
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