v. flung (flŭng), fling·ing, flings
1. To throw with violence: flung the dish against the wall. See Synonyms at throw.
2. To put or send suddenly or unexpectedly: troops that were flung into battle.
3. To engage (oneself) in an activity with abandon and energy.
4. To cast aside; discard: fling propriety away.
To move quickly, violently, or impulsively: He flung out of the room.
1. The act of flinging.
2. A brief period of indulging one's impulses.
3. Informal A usually brief attempt or effort: You take a fling at it.
4. A brief, casual sexual or romantic relationship.
[Middle English flingen, of Scandinavian origin; see plāk-2 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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