Synonyms for fling

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : fling
Phonetic Transcription : flɪŋ

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Définition of fling

Origin :
  • c.1300, probably from or related to Old Norse flengja "to flog," of uncertain origin. The Middle English intransitive sense is that suggested by phrase have a fling at "make a try." An obsolete word for "streetwalker, harlot" was fling-stink (1670s). Related: Flung; flinging.
  • noun casual throw
  • noun unrestrained behavior
  • verb throw with abandon
Example sentences :
  • Why does he fling himself from his horse and stare so strangely about him?
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The girl started, and tried to fling off the caressing hand.
  • Extract from : « Ester Ried Yet Speaking » by Isabella Alden
  • I ought, of course, to fling myself into the chasm like that Roman fellow; but, hang it!
  • Extract from : « In the Midst of Alarms » by Robert Barr
  • Then it dawned on Drumsheugh that the doctor was attempting the Highland fling.
  • Extract from : « A Doctor of the Old School, Part 3 » by Ian Maclaren
  • You remember how Dick used to fling back his head when he laughed?
  • Extract from : « Echoes of the War » by J. M. Barrie
  • Let a fellow once go down, and he's kept down: every dog has a fling at him.
  • Extract from : « The Channings » by Mrs. Henry Wood
  • Injustice has always roused me to revolt, and injustice was certainly having its fling.
  • Extract from : « My Double Life » by Sarah Bernhardt
  • I cling for a second to what is, and then I fling myself headlong into what is to be.
  • Extract from : « My Double Life » by Sarah Bernhardt
  • You have begun life at the top of the tree, and you have chosen to fling your chances into the gutter.
  • Extract from : « Henry Dunbar » by M. E. Braddon
  • Also the camel-goose might fling his neck about the villain, and strangle him.
  • Extract from : « The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 25, January 1893 » by Various

Antonyms for fling

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