What is fling?

More definitions of "fling":

  • (verb): Indulge oneself.
    Synonyms: splurge
  • (noun): The act of flinging.
  • (verb): Throw with force or recklessness.
    Example: "Fling the frisbee"
  • (verb): Move in an abrupt or headlong manner.
    Example: "He flung himself onto the sofa"
  • (noun): A brief indulgence of your impulses.
    Synonyms: spree

Famous quotes containing the word fling:

    I knew that I had seen, had seen at last
    That girl my unremembering nights hold fast
    Or else my dreams that fly
    If I should rub an eye,
    And yet in flying fling into my meat
    A crazy juice that makes the pulses beat....
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    Here, my dear Lucy, hide these books. Quick, quick! Fling “Peregrine Pickle” under the toilette—throw “Roderick Random” into the closet—put “The Innocent Adultery” into “The Whole Duty of Man”; thrust “Lord Aimworth” under the sofa! cram “Ovid” behind the bolster; there—put “The Man of Feeling” into your pocket. Now for them.
    Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751–1816)

    Earth does not understand her child,
    Who from the loud gregarious town
    Returns, depleted and defiled,
    To the still woods, to fling him down.
    Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892–1950)