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English noun: sling

1. sling (food) a highball with liquor and water with sugar and lemon or lime juice

Broader (hypernym)highball

Narrower (hyponym)brandy sling, gin sling, rum sling

2. sling (artifact) a plaything consisting of a Y-shaped stick with elastic between the arms; used to propel small stones

Synonymscatapult, slingshot

Broader (hypernym)plaything, toy

3. sling (artifact) a shoe that has a strap that wraps around the heel


Broader (hypernym)shoe

4. sling (artifact) a simple weapon consisting of a looped strap in which a projectile is whirled and then released

Broader (hypernym)arm, weapon, weapon system

5. sling (artifact) bandage to support an injured forearm; consisting of a wide triangular piece of cloth hanging from around the neck

Synonymsscarf bandage, triangular bandage

Broader (hypernym)bandage, patch

English verb: sling

1. sling (contact) hurl as if with a sling

ExamplesThey sling the object in the water


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)cast, hurl, hurtle

2. sling (motion) hang loosely or freely; let swing

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)hang, hang up

3. sling (motion) move with a sling

SamplesSling the cargo onto the ship.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)displace, move

4. sling (contact) hold or carry in a sling

SamplesHe cannot button his shirt with his slinged arm.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)bear, carry, hold

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