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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fling v. t. [imp. & p. p. Flung p. pr. & vb. n. Flinging.]
 1. To cast, send, to throw from the hand; to hurl; to dart; to emit with violence as if thrown from the hand; as, to fing a stone into the pond.
 'T is Fate that flings the dice: and, as she flings,
 Of kings makes peasants, and of peasants kings.   --Dryden.
    He . . . like Jove, his lighting flung.   --Dryden.
 I know thy generous temper well.
 Fling but the appearance of dishonor on it,
 It straight takes fire.   --Addison.
 2. To shed forth; to emit; to scatter.
 The sun begins to fling
 His flaring beams.   --Milton.
    Every beam new transient colors flings.   --Pope.
 3. To throw; to hurl; to throw off or down; to prostrate; hence, to baffle; to defeat; as, to fling a party in litigation.
    His horse started, flung him, and fell upon him.   --Walpole.
 To fling about, to throw on all sides; to scatter.
 To fling away, to reject; to discard.
    Cromwell, I charge thee, fling away ambition.   --Shak.
 --To fling down. (a) To throw to the ground; esp., to throw in defiance, as formerly knights cast a glove into the arena as a challenge.
 This question so flung down before the guests, . . .
 Was handed over by consent of all
 To me who had not spoken.   --Tennyson.
 (b) To overturn; to demolish; to ruin.
 To fling in, to throw in; not to charge in an account; as, in settling accounts, one party flings in a small sum, or a few days' work.
 To fling off, to baffle in the chase; to defeat of prey; also, to get rid of. --Addison.
 To fling open, to throw open; to open suddenly or with violence; as, to fling open a door.
 To fling out, to utter; to speak in an abrupt or harsh manner; as, to fling out hard words against another.
 To fling up, to relinquish; to abandon; as, to fling up a design.