AskDefine | Define fling

Dictionary Definition



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


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]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • /'flɪɳ/
  • Rhymes with: -ɪŋ


  1. Short, often sexual relationship.


short sexual relationship


  1. To throw with violence or quick movement; to hurl.


to fling

Extensive Definition

Fling may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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