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Definition 1: a brief indulgence of your impulses - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for fling in the sense of this definition

(fling is a kind of ...) excess in action and immoderate indulgence of bodily appetites, especially in passion or indulgence

"the intemperance of their language"

(... is a kind of fling ) a brief period of extravagant spending

Definition 2: a usually brief attempt - [noun denoting act]

Samples where fling or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he took a crack at it
  • I gave it a whirl

Synonyms for fling in the sense of this definition

(fling is a kind of ...) earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something

"made an effort to cover all the reading material" "wished him luck in his endeavor" "she gave it a good try"

Definition 3: the act of flinging - [noun denoting act]

(fling is a kind of ...) the act of throwing (propelling something with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist)

"the catcher made a good throw to second base"

Definition 4: throw with force or recklessness - [verb of contact]

Samples where fling or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • fling the frisbee

(fling is a kind of ...) propel through the air

"throw a frisbee"

(... is a kind of fling ) throw or toss with a light motion

"flip me the beachball" "toss me newspaper"

Definition 5: move in an abrupt or headlong manner - [verb of motion]

Samples where fling or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He flung himself onto the sofa

(fling is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

Definition 6: indulge oneself - [verb of possession]

Samples where fling or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I splurged on a new TV

Synonyms for fling in the sense of this definition

(fling is a kind of ...) spend extravagantly

"waste not, want not"

Definition 7: throw or cast away - [verb of possession]

Samples where fling or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Put away your worries

Synonyms for fling in the sense of this definition

(fling is a kind of ...) dispose of

"Get rid of these old shoes!" "The company got rid of all the dead wood"

(... is a kind of fling ) discard something previously learnt, like an old habit

(... is a kind of fling ) dispose of by selling

"the museum sold off its collection of French impressionists to raise money" "the publishing house sold off one of its popular magazines"

(... is a kind of fling ) sell or get rid of all one's merchandise

(... is a kind of fling ) forsake, leave behind

"We abandoned the old car in the empty parking lot"

(... is a kind of fling ) dispose of (something no longer useful or needed)

"She finally retired that old coat"

(... is a kind of fling ) throw away as refuse

"No dumping in these woods!"

(... is a kind of fling ) get rid of

"We waste the dirty water by channeling it into the sewer"

(... is a kind of fling ) dispose of (something useless or old)

"trash these old chairs" "junk an old car" "scrap your old computer"

(... is a kind of fling ) throw away, of something encumbering

(... is a kind of fling ) toss out; get rid of

"deep-six these old souvenirs!"

(... is a kind of fling ) terminate by selling off or disposing of

"He closed out his line of sports cars"

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