slung


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slung

 (slŭng)
v.
Past tense and past participle of sling1.

slung

(slʌŋ)
adj
the past tense and past participle of sling1

sling1

(slɪŋ)

n., v. slung, sling•ing. n.
1. a device for hurling a missile by hand, usually consisting of a strap with a string at each end that is whirled around in a circle to gain momentum before the missile is released.
2. a slingshot.
3. a strap or band forming a loop by which something is suspended, supported, or carried, as a bandage for an injured arm.
4. an act or instance of slinging.
5. a rope, chain, net, etc., for hoisting or holding freight.
v.t.
6. to throw or hurl; fling.
7. to place in or move by a sling, as freight.
8. to hang by a sling or place so as to swing loosely.
Idioms:
slings and arrows, harsh criticism.
[1175–1225; (v.) Middle English slyngen < Old Norse slyngva to sling, fling, c. Old English slingan to wind, twist]

sling2

(slɪŋ)

n.
an iced drink typically of gin, lemon or lime juice, sugar, and water or soda.
[1785–95, Amer.; of uncertain orig.]
Translations

sling

(sliŋ) noun
1. a type of bandage hanging from the neck or shoulders to support an injured arm. He had his broken arm in a sling.
2. a band of cloth etc worn over the shoulder for supporting a rifle etc on the back.
3. a looped arrangement of ropes, chains etc for supporting, hoisting, carrying and lowering heavy objects.
verbpast tense, past participle slung (slaŋ)
1. to throw violently. The boy slung a stone at the dog.
2. to support, hang or swing by means of a strap, sling etc. He had a camera and binoculars slung round his neck.
ˈslingshot noun
(American) a catapult.
References in classic literature ?
A hammock is slung to the rough raftered roof of the main room, as an extra bed.
The boats when done with ought to have been slung up again in their places.
Did you notice that box he had slung on his shoulder?