View definitions for fling


noun as in throw

verb as in throw with abandon

Discover More

Example Sentences

She was remarkably nice, and by the time she admitted that she—in an effort to impress us—had watched Spikeball tutorials prior to coming, I knew it was more than a fling.

I didn’t have to wonder if he saw me as a fling or if he was ready for a serious girlfriend.

In the 1990s, a team at Brookhaven National Laboratory on Long Island built a 50-foot-wide ring to fling muons around and began collecting data.

She’d had on-trail romances before, and Constantine, she thought, was funny and handsome enough for a rebound fling—some “trail tail,” she kids.

Whether he’s rushing into a fling or trying to escape a heartbreak, time never seems to be moving fast enough.

The protection will last as long as Winston can still fling the ball 50 yards downfield to a streaking wide receiver.

Did you and Christian Slater have a romantic fling on True Romance?

Will she have a terrible relapse and turn to her pal/sometime fling Vause for help?

Remember, the people surveyed have already signed up for a fling.

But this time, we were looking for more than just a couple of great dates or a fling.

When I come home from the lessons I fling myself on the sofa, and feel as if I never wanted to get up again.

At sight of this generous enemy, this faithful friend, how could he restrain the grateful impulse to fling himself into his arms!

Honey-Bee was too proper to fling hers up also, so taking off the shoe that wouldn't stay on she threw it joyfully over her head.

This, with contemptuous indignation, we fling back into their face, as a scorpion to a vulture.

Without uttering a word, I pick up the heavy saltcellar, and fling it violently against the French mirror.


On this page you'll find 146 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to fling, such as: cast, chuck, firing, heave, hurl, and launching.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.