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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 fling /ˈflɪŋ/

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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fling v. i.
 1. To throw; to wince; to flounce; as, the horse began to kick and fling.
 2. To cast in the teeth; to utter abusive language; to sneer; as, the scold began to flout and fling.
 3. To throw one's self in a violent or hasty manner; to rush or spring with violence or haste.
    And crop-full, out of doors he flings.   --Milton.
 I flung closer to his breast,
 As sword that, after battle, flings to sheath.   --Mrs. Browning.
 To fling out, to become ugly and intractable; to utter sneers and insinuations.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fling, n.
 1. A cast from the hand; a throw; also, a flounce; a kick; as, the fling of a horse.
 2. A severe or contemptuous remark; an expression of sarcastic scorn; a gibe; a sarcasm.
 I, who love to have a fling,
 Both at senate house and king.   --Swift.
 3. A kind of dance; as, the Highland fling.
 4. A trifing matter; an object of contempt. [Obs.]
 England were but a fling
 Save for the crooked stick and the gray goose wing.   --Old Proverb.
 To have one's fling, to enjoy one's self to the full; to have a season of dissipation. --J. H. Newman. “When I was as young as you, I had my fling. I led a life of pleasure.” --D. Jerrold.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a usually brief attempt; "he took a crack at it"; "I gave it
           a whirl" [syn: crack, go, pass, whirl, offer]
      2: a brief indulgence of your impulses [syn: spree]
      3: the act of flinging
      v 1: throw with force or recklessness; "fling the frisbee"
      2: move in an abrupt or headlong manner; "He flung himself onto
         the sofa"
      3: indulge oneself; "I splurged on a new TV" [syn: splurge]
      4: throw or cast away; "Put away your worries" [syn: discard,
          toss, toss out, toss away, chuck out, cast aside,
          dispose, throw out, cast out, throw away, cast
         away, put away]
      [also: flung]