FLING, v.t. pret. and pp. flung. [L. lego legare.]1. To cast, send or throw from the hand; to hurl; as, to fling a stone at a bird.Tis fate that flings the dice; and as she flings,Of kings makes peasants, and of peasants, kings.2. To dart; to cast with violence; to send forth.He - like Jove, his lightning flung.3. To send forth; to emit; to scatter.Every beam new transient colors flings.4. To throw; to drive by violence.5. To throw to the ground; to prostrate.The wrestler flung his antagonist.6. To baffle; to defeat; as, to fling a party in litigation.To fling away, to reject; to discard.Cromwell, I charge thee, fling away ambition.1. To fling down, to demolish; to ruin.2. To throw to the ground.To fling out, to utter; to speak; as, to fling out hard words against another.To fling off, to baffle in the chase, to defeat of prey.To fling in, to throw in; to make an allowance or deduction, or not to charge in an account. In settling accounts, one party flings in a small sum, or a few days work.To fling open, to throw open; to open suddenly or with violence; as, to fling open a door.To fling up, to relinquish; to abandon; as, to fling up a design.
FLING, v.i. 1. To flounce; to wince; to fly into violent and irregular motions. The horse began to kick and fling.2. To cast in the teeth; to utter harsh language; to sneer; to upbraid. The scold began to flout and fling.To fling out, to grow unruly or outrageous.
FLING, n. 1. A throw; a cast from the hand.2. A gibe; a sneer; a sarcasm; a severe or contemptuous remark.I, who love to have a fling,Both at senate house and king.