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NOUN (3)

1. a usually brief attempt;
- Example: "he took a crack at it"
- Example: "I gave it a whirl"
[syn: crack, fling, go, pass, whirl, offer]

2. a brief indulgence of your impulses;
[syn: spree, fling]

3. the act of flinging;


VERB (4)

1. throw with force or recklessness;
- Example: "fling the frisbee"

2. move in an abrupt or headlong manner;
- Example: "He flung himself onto the sofa"

3. indulge oneself;
- Example: "I splurged on a new TV"
[syn: splurge, fling]

4. throw or cast away;
- Example: "Put away your worries"
[syn: discard, fling, toss, toss out, toss away, chuck out, cast aside, dispose, throw out, cast out, throw away, cast away, put away]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Fling \Fling\ (fl[i^]ng), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Flung (fl[u^]ng); p. pr. & vb. n. Flinging.] [OE. flingen, flengen, to rush, hurl; cf. Icel. flengia to whip, ride furiously, OSw. flenga to strike, Sw. fl[aum]nga to romp, Dan. flenge to slash.] 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. [1913 Webster] 'T is Fate that flings the dice: and, as she flings, Of kings makes peasants, and of peasants kings. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] He . . . like Jove, his lighting flung. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] I know thy generous temper well. Fling but the appearance of dishonor on it, It straight takes fire. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 2. To shed forth; to emit; to scatter. [1913 Webster] The sun begins to fling His flaring beams. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Every beam new transient colors flings. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 3. To throw; to hurl; to throw off or down; to prostrate; hence, to baffle; to defeat; as, to fling a party in litigation. [1913 Webster] His horse started, flung him, and fell upon him. --Walpole. [1913 Webster] To fling about, to throw on all sides; to scatter. To fling away, to reject; to discard. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Fling \Fling\, v. i. 1. To throw; to wince; to flounce; as, the horse began to kick and fling. [1913 Webster] 2. To cast in the teeth; to utter abusive language; to sneer; as, the scold began to flout and fling. [1913 Webster] 3. To throw one's self in a violent or hasty manner; to rush or spring with violence or haste. [1913 Webster] And crop-full, out of doors he flings. --Milton. [1913 Webster] I flung closer to his breast, As sword that, after battle, flings to sheath. --Mrs. Browning. [1913 Webster] To fling out, to become ugly and intractable; to utter sneers and insinuations. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Fling \Fling\, n. 1. A cast from the hand; a throw; also, a flounce; a kick; as, the fling of a horse. [1913 Webster] 2. A severe or contemptuous remark; an expression of sarcastic scorn; a gibe; a sarcasm. [1913 Webster] I, who love to have a fling, Both at senate house and king. --Swift. [1913 Webster] 3. A kind of dance; as, the Highland fling. [1913 Webster] 4. A trifing matter; an object of contempt. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] England were but a fling Save for the crooked stick and the gray goose wing. --Old Proverb. [1913 Webster] 5. a short period during which one indulges one's wishes, whims, or desires in an unrestrained manner. [PJC] 6. a love affair. [PJC] 7. a casual or brief attempt to accomplish something. [informal] Syn: shot. [PJC] 8. a period during which one tries a new activity; as, he took a fling at playing tennis. [PJC] 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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

fling n 1: a usually brief attempt; "he took a crack at it"; "I gave it a whirl" [syn: crack, fling, go, pass, whirl, offer] 2: a brief indulgence of your impulses [syn: spree, fling] 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, fling] 4: throw or cast away; "Put away your worries" [syn: discard, fling, toss, toss out, toss away, chuck out, cast aside, dispose, throw out, cast out, throw away, cast away, put away]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

156 Moby Thesaurus words for "fling": approach, assay, attempt, bash, bat, bender, bid, binge, boil, bolt, bout, bowl, bung, bust, career, carousal, carouse, cast, cast at, catapult, celebration, change of pace, change-up, charge, chase, chuck, chuck at, chunk, clap, crack, curve, dart, dash, debauch, downcurve, drinking bout, effort, endeavor, escapade, essay, experiment, fastball, fire, fire at, fling at, flip, fork, forward pass, gambit, gamble, go, haste, hasten, heave, heave at, hie, hump, hump it, hurl, hurl against, hurl at, hurry, hurtle, incurve, indulgence, jerk, knuckleball, lance, lark, lash, lateral, lateral pass, launch, let fly, let fly at, lick, lob, make haste, move, offer, orgy, outcurve, party, pass, peg, pelt, pitch, pitchfork, plank, plop, ploy, plump, plunk, pop, post, propel, put, put the shot, race, rampage, randan, randy, revel, risk, rush, scamper, scoot, scour, scramble, screwball, scud, scurry, scuttle, send, serve, service, shoot, shot, shot-put, shy, shy at, sinker, skedaddle, slap, slider, sling, sling at, snap, spitball, spitter, splurge, spree, stab, stagger, step, step on it, stroke, strong bid, tear, tentative, throw, throw at, thrust, tilt, toot, toss, toss at, trial, trial and error, try, undertaking, upcurve, venture, whack, whirl, wingding