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 for Flinging
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fling \Fling\ (fl[i^]ng), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Flung
     (fl[u^]ng); p. pr. & vb. n. Flinging.] [OE. flingen,
     flengen, to rush, hurl; cf. Icel. flengia to whip, ride
     furiously, OSw. flenga to strike, Sw. fl[aum]nga to romp,
     Dan. flenge to slash.]
     1. To cast, send, to throw from the hand; to hurl; to dart;
        to emit with violence as if thrown from the hand; as, to
        fing a stone into the pond.
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              'T is Fate that flings the dice: and, as she flings,
              Of kings makes peasants, and of peasants kings.
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              He . . . like Jove, his lighting flung. --Dryden.
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              I know thy generous temper well.
              Fling but the appearance of dishonor on it,
              It straight takes fire.               --Addison.
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     2. To shed forth; to emit; to scatter.
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              The sun begins to fling
              His flaring beams.                    --Milton.
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              Every beam new transient colors flings. --Pope.
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     3. To throw; to hurl; to throw off or down; to prostrate;
        hence, to baffle; to defeat; as, to fling a party in
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              His horse started, flung him, and fell upon him.
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     To fling about, to throw on all sides; to scatter.
     To fling away, to reject; to discard.
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              Cromwell, I charge thee, fling away ambition.
     To fling down.
        (a) To throw to the ground; esp., to throw in defiance, as
            formerly knights cast a glove into the arena as a
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                  This question so flung down before the guests, .
                  . .
                  Was handed over by consent of all
                  To me who had not spoken.         --Tennyson.
        (b) To overturn; to demolish; to ruin.
     To fling in, to throw in; not to charge in an account; as,
        in settling accounts, one party flings in a small sum, or
        a few days' work.
     To fling off, to baffle in the chase; to defeat of prey;
        also, to get rid of. --Addison.
     To fling open, to throw open; to open suddenly or with
        violence; as, to fling open a door.
     To fling out, to utter; to speak in an abrupt or harsh
        manner; as, to fling out hard words against another.
     To fling up, to relinquish; to abandon; as, to fling up a
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