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English noun: fling

1. fling (act) a usually brief attempt


SamplesHe took a crack at it.
I gave it a whirl.


Synonymscrack, go, offer, pass, whirl


Broader (hypernym)attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try

2. fling (act) a brief indulgence of your impulses


Synonymsspree


Broader (hypernym)intemperance, intemperateness, self-indulgence


Narrower (hyponym)spending spree

3. fling (act) the act of flinging


Broader (hypernym)throw


English verb: fling

1. fling (contact) throw with force or recklessness


SamplesFling the frisbee.


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


Broader (hypernym)throw


Narrower (hyponym)flip, pitch, sky, toss

2. fling (motion) move in an abrupt or headlong manner


SamplesHe flung himself onto the sofa.


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


Broader (hypernym)move

3. fling (possession) indulge oneself


SamplesI splurged on a new TV.


Synonymssplurge


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


Broader (hypernym)consume, squander, ware, waste

4. fling (possession) throw or cast away


SamplesPut away your worries.


Synonymscast aside, cast away, cast out, chuck out, discard, dispose, put away, throw away, throw out, toss, toss away, toss out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)get rid of, remove


Narrower (hyponym)abandon, close out, de-access, deep-six, dump, give it the deep six, jettison, junk, liquidize, retire, scrap, sell out, sell up, trash, unlearn, waste









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