flung


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flung

 (flŭng)
v.
Past tense and past participle of fling.

flung

(flʌŋ)
vb
the past tense and past participle of fling

fling

(flɪŋ)

v. flung, fling•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to throw or cast with force, violence, or abandon.
2. to move (oneself) violently or abruptly: She flung herself angrily from the room.
3. to put or send suddenly or without preparation: to fling someone into jail.
4. to project or speak sharply or aggressively.
5. to involve (oneself) vigorously in an undertaking.
6. to move, do, or say quickly.
7. to throw aside or off.
v.i.
8. to move with haste or violence.
9. to fly into violent and irregular motions, as a horse.
10. to speak harshly or abusively (usu. fol. by out).
n.
11. an act or instance of flinging.
12. a short period of unrestrained pursuit of one's desires.
13. an attempt at something: to have a fling at playwriting.
14. a lively Scottish dance.
[1250–1300; Middle English]
fling′er, n.
Translations

fling

(fliŋ) past tense, past participle flung (flaŋ) verb
1. to throw with great force. He flung a brick through the window.
2. to rush. He flung out of the house.
noun
a lively Scottish dance. They danced a Highland fling.
References in classic literature ?
Brooke's patience to the utmost, displeased his grandfather by practicing half the afternoon, frightened the maidservants half out of their wits by mischievously hinting that one of his dogs was going mad, and, after high words with the stableman about some fancied neglect of his horse, he had flung himself into his hammock to fume over the stupidity of the world in general, till the peace of the lovely day quieted him in spite of himself.
If she hadn't time to dress, she merely flung off her apron and shot out of the kitchen door.
She carried in her hands a thin handkerchief, which she tore into ribbons, rolled into a ball, and flung from her.
Young Andrews flung up his hands and appealed to Thorndike.
As she rode alone, the fronds of breast-high ferns seemed to caress her with outstretched and gently-detaining hands; strange wildflowers sprang up through the parting underbrush; even the granite rocks that at times pressed closely upon the trail appeared as if cushioned to her contact with star-rayed mosses, or lightly flung after her long lassoes of delicate vines.
He tried the door, which yielded to his hand, and was flung wide open by a sudden gust of wind that passed, as with a loud sigh, from the outermost portal through all the passages and apartments of the new house.
They seemed to have flung away all the golden grain of practical wisdom, which they had enjoyed so many opportunities of harvesting, and most carefully to have stored their memory with the husks.
Books were flung aside without being put away on the shelves, inkstands were overturned, benches thrown down, and the whole school was turned loose an hour before the usual time, bursting forth like a legion of young imps, yelping and racketing about the green in joy at their early emancipation.
I approached it from one side and the other while, in my room, I flung myself about, but I always broke down in the monstrous utterance of names.
And that harpoon--so like a corkscrew now--was flung in Javan seas, and run away with by a whale, years afterward slain off the Cape of Blanco.
The lines, of which, hardly an instant before, not one hand's breadth could have been gained, were now in long quick coils flung back all dripping into the boats, and soon the whale broke water within two ship's lengths of the hunters.
Of course Ginger was very much excited; she flung up her head with flashing eyes and distended nostrils, declaring that men were both brutes and blockheads.