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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


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.


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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