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Main Entry: 1fling
Pronunciation: 'fli[ng]
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): flung /'fl&[ng]/; fling·ing /'fli[ng]-i[ng]/
Etymology: Middle English, perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse flengja to whip
Date: 14th century
intransitive verb
1 : to move in a brusque or headlong manner <flung out of the room in a rage>
2 of an animal : to kick or plunge vigorously
3 Scottish : CAPER
transitive verb
1 a : to throw forcefully, impetuously, or casually <flung herself down on the sofa> <clothes were flung on the floor> b : to cast as if by throwing <flung off all restraint>
2 : to place or send suddenly and unceremoniously <was arrested and flung into prison>
3 : to give unrestrainedly <flung himself into music>
synonym see THROW
- fling·er /'fli[ng]-&r/ noun

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\&\ as e in kitten
\&r\ as ur and er in  further
\a\ as a in ash
\A\ as a in ace
\ä\ as o in mop
\au\ as ou in out
\ch\ as ch in chin
\e\ as e in bet
\E\ as ea in easy
\g\ as g in go
\i\ as i in hit
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I\ as i in ice
\j\ as j in job
\[ng]\ as ng in sing
\O\ as o in go
\o\ as aw in law
\oi\ as oy in boy
\th\ as th in thin
\th\ as th in the
\ü\ as oo in loot
\u\ as oo in foot
\y\ as y in yet
\zh\ as si in vision
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