fling

To fling is to throw something with force. You'll start a food fight in the cafeteria if you fling your vegetables at the kid across the table.

The act of throwing something recklessly or with force can also be called a fling. Your mail sorting ritual might be putting bills in one pile and personal letters in another, then giving junk mail a fling into the recycling bin. A brief period of revelry or indulgence is another kind of fling. You and your friends could plan a weekend fling in New York, staying in a hotel, eating out, and shopping without worrying about how much money you spend.

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: fling

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vn
throw with force or recklessness
the act of flinging
2
vn
indulge oneself
a brief indulgence of your impulses
3
n
a usually brief attempt
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: fling
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v throw with force or recklessness

fling the frisbee”
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flip, pitch, sky, toss
throw or toss with a light motion
submarine
throw with an underhand motion
lag
throw or pitch at a mark, as with coins
throw back, toss back
throw back with a quick, light motion
Type of:
throw
propel through the air

v throw or cast away

Synonyms:
cast aside, cast away, cast out, chuck out, discard, dispose, put away, throw away, throw out, toss, toss away, toss out
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unlearn
discard something previously learnt, like an old habit
deep-six, give it the deep six
toss out; get rid of
jettison
throw away, of something encumbering
junk, scrap, trash
dispose of (something useless or old)
waste
get rid of
dump
throw away as refuse
retire
dispose of (something no longer useful or needed)
abandon
forsake, leave behind
liquidize, sell out, sell up
get rid of all one's merchandise
de-access
dispose of by selling
close out
terminate by selling off or disposing of
chuck, ditch
throw away
dispense with
forgo or do or go without
forego, forfeit, forgo, give up, throw overboard, waive
lose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime
consign
commit forever; commit irrevocably
Type of:
get rid of, remove
dispose of

v move in an abrupt or headlong manner

“He flung himself onto the sofa”
Type of:
move
move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

n the act of flinging

Type of:
throw
the act of throwing (propelling something with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist)
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v indulge oneself

Synonyms:
splurge
Type of:
consume, squander, ware, waste
spend extravagantly

n a brief indulgence of your impulses

Synonyms:
spree
Types:
spending spree
a brief period of extravagant spending
Type of:
intemperance, intemperateness, self-indulgence
excess in action and immoderate indulgence of bodily appetites, especially in passion or indulgence
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n a usually brief attempt

Synonyms:
crack, go, offer, pass, whirl
Type of:
attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try
earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something
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