What does fling mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. crack, fling, go, pass, whirl, offer(noun)

    a usually brief attempt

    "he took a crack at it"; "I gave it a whirl"

  2. spree, fling(noun)

    a brief indulgence of your impulses

  3. fling(verb)

    the act of flinging

  4. fling(verb)

    throw with force or recklessness

    "fling the frisbee"

  5. fling(verb)

    move in an abrupt or headlong manner

    "He flung himself onto the sofa"

  6. splurge, fling(verb)

    indulge oneself

    "I splurged on a new TV"

  7. discard, fling, toss, toss out, toss away, chuck out, cast aside, dispose, throw out, cast out, throw away, cast away, put away(verb)

    throw or cast away

    "Put away your worries"


  1. Fling(n.)

    a short period during which one indulges one's wishes, whims, or desires in an unrestrained manner.

  2. Fling(n.)

    a love affair.

  3. Fling(n.)

    a period during which one tries a new activity; as, he took a fling at playing tennis.


  1. fling(Noun)

    Short, often sexual relationship.

    I had a fling with a girl I met on holiday.

  2. fling(Noun)

    An act of unrestrained indulgence.

  3. fling(Noun)

    An act of throwing, often violently.

  4. fling(Noun)

    An act of moving the limbs or body with violent movements, especially in a dance.

  5. fling(Noun)

    An attempt, a try (as in "give it a fling").

  6. fling(Verb)

    To throw with violence or quick movement; to hurl.

  7. Origin: From Old Norse flengja

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fling(verb)

    to cast, send, to throw from the hand; to hurl; to dart; to emit with violence as if thrown from the hand; as, to fing a stone into the pond

  2. Fling(verb)

    to shed forth; to emit; to scatter

  3. Fling(verb)

    to throw; to hurl; to throw off or down; to prostrate; hence, to baffle; to defeat; as, to fling a party in litigation

  4. Fling(verb)

    to throw; to wince; to flounce; as, the horse began to kick and fling

  5. Fling(verb)

    to cast in the teeth; to utter abusive language; to sneer; as, the scold began to flout and fling

  6. Fling(verb)

    to throw one's self in a violent or hasty manner; to rush or spring with violence or haste

  7. Fling(noun)

    a cast from the hand; a throw; also, a flounce; a kick; as, the fling of a horse

  8. Fling(noun)

    a severe or contemptuous remark; an expression of sarcastic scorn; a gibe; a sarcasm

  9. Fling(noun)

    a kind of dance; as, the Highland fling

  10. Fling(noun)

    a trifing matter; an object of contempt

  11. Origin: [OE. flingen, flengen, to rush, hurl; cf. Icel. flengia to whip, ride furiously, OSw. flenga to strike, Sw. flnga to romp, Dan. flenge to slash.]


  1. Fling

    Fling, internationally titled Lie to Me, is an independent film about a couple navigating the hazards of an open relationship. It is the feature directorial debut of director John Stewart Muller and stars Brandon Routh, Steve Sandvoss, Courtney Ford, Nick Wechsler, Shoshana Bush and Ellen Hollman. It is the first feature from Santa Monica-based Steele Films and was written and produced by John Stewart Muller and his partner Laura Boersma. Fling features Brandon Routh in his first lead role since Superman Returns. It premiered to a sold out crowd at the 2008 Newport Beach Film Festival on April 26 in the Lido Theater on the Balboa Peninsula. The film received an award for "Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking" from the festival's jury. Fling had its official Los Angeles premiere on October 18th at the Fine Arts Theatre on Wilshire Blvd. as part of the 2008 LA Femme Film Festival. Shortly thereafter, it had its completely sold out East Coast premiere on November 7 at the 2008 Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival. One week later on November 14, Fling had its Midwest premiere at the Screenland Theatre in the Crossroads District of Kansas City, Missouri which kicked off a month-long run at the theater.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fling

    fling, v.t. to strike or throw from the hand: to dart: to send forth: to scatter: to throw (of a horse).—v.i. to act in a violent and irregular manner: to kick out with the legs: to upbraid: to sneer:—pr.p. fling′ing; pa.t. and pa.p. flung.—n. a cast or throw: a taunt: complete freedom, full enjoyment of pleasure: a lively Scotch country-dance.—Fling out, to speak or act recklessly.—Full fling, at the utmost speed, recklessly. [Ice. flengja; Sw. flänga.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fling' in Verbs Frequency: #914

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fling in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of fling in a Sentence

  1. President Barack Obama:

    We just don't fling out ad hominem attacks like that because it doesn't help inform the American people.

  2. Louis Untermeyer:

    Nothing but blackness aboveAnd nothing that moves but the cars...God, if you wish for our love,Fling us a handful of stars

  3. Jeff Bock:

    'X-Men' destroyed Alice, no question, that's what happens when a spring fling attempts to go full-tilt summer blockbuster. We've seen this happen in the past and it usually doesn't work out.

  4. Erin Moran:

    A special shout out to Scott Baio, i already went on Twitter about you. I hope it finds you. You and my lil sis had a very very brief fling… Scott, I'd advise you to get on your knees and pray you never run into me.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    The moment the bride and groom tie the nuptial knot, that couple is brought into the boxing ring to fling & fight and subsequently those very marriage guests and outsiders become the spectators to clap and cheer with their every knock on each other.

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  • صب, اندفع, رمىArabic
  • веселие, развлечение, хвърлям, хвърляне, мятане, флирт, запращамBulgarian
  • mrštit, hoditCzech
  • Affäre, schleudernGerman
  • ρίψιμοGreek
  • aventura, aventar, lanzar, arrojarSpanish
  • säätöFinnish
  • aventure, passade, jeterFrench
  • हाथ बढ़ानाHindi
  • նետել, գցելArmenian
  • bantingIndonesian
  • slanciare, scagliareItalian
  • לְהַשְׁלִיךHebrew
  • 投げるJapanese
  • affære, eventyrNorwegian
  • avontuurtje, slippertje, smijtenDutch
  • caso, arremessar, lançar, flingPortuguese
  • chuqayQuechua
  • aruncaRomanian
  • бросать, бросить, метать, метнуть, швырнуть, кидать, кинуть, швырятьRussian

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