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fling (v.)

c. 1300, "to dash, run, rush," probably from or related to Old Norse flengja "to flog," which is of uncertain origin, perhaps from Proto-Germanic *flang- (source also of Old Swedish flenga "strike," Danish flænge "slash, gash"), from a nasalized variant of PIE root *plak- (2) "to strike." Meaning "to throw, cast, hurl" is from mid-14c. An obsolete word for "streetwalker, harlot" was fling-stink (1670s). Related: Flung; flinging, but in Middle English with past tense flang, past participle flungen.

fling (n.)

early 14c., "attempt, attack," (in phrase make a fling), from fling (v.). Hence have a fling at, etc. "make a try." From 1560s as "a wild dash, an excited kicking up." Sense of "period of indulgence on the eve of responsibilities" first attested 1827. Meaning "vigorous dance" (associated with the Scottish Highlands) is from 1804.

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Definitions of fling
1
fling (v.)
throw with force or recklessness;
fling the frisbee
fling (v.)
move in an abrupt or headlong manner;
He flung himself onto the sofa
fling (v.)
indulge oneself;
Synonyms: splurge
fling (v.)
throw or cast away;
Synonyms: discard / toss / toss out / toss away / chuck out / cast aside / dispose / throw out / cast out / throw away / cast away / put away
2
fling (n.)
a usually brief attempt;
Synonyms: crack / go / pass / whirl / offer
fling (n.)
a brief indulgence of your impulses;
Synonyms: spree
fling (n.)
the act of flinging;
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