flung flung  /f ˈləŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a usually brief attempt
  2. (n) a brief indulgence of your impulses
  3. (n) the act of flinging
  4. (v) throw with force or recklessness
  5. (v) move in an abrupt or headlong manner
  6. (v) indulge oneself
  7. (v) throw or cast away

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. That question was often flung Fassbinder's way, back in the 70s when the Munich Wunder-brat was leading German cinema to its first great period since the Weimar years.
  2. Suddenly, as Rummel appeared, a distraught, dark-haired woman flung herself through the gathering and fell on her knees before him.
  3. They were trucked again to slaughterhouses, butchered and shrink-wrapped for far-flung supermarkets.

News

  1. RoamRight Casts Safety Net Over “Far Flung” Family Travel

    TOWSON, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As families plan their next “far flung” vacation – whether domestic or abroad – RoamRight offers a variety of insurance programs to protect your trip costs, as well as the adventures ahead.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Business Wire

  2. What Is Going On in Istanbul?

    Arwa Damon, CNN's senior international correspondent, is wearing a gas mask on live TV. Around her, people are running, tear-gas canisters are flung, fireworks are going off, and buildings are on fire. It's a wild scene, something between the Fourth of July and Tahrir Square.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: National Journal via Yahoo! News

  3. Florida Boat Crash: 9 Injured, Charges Considered

    A boat crash in the Florida Keys this weekend flung passengers into the water and injured nine people. According to an ABC report, authorities are now considering charges related to the incident. A 36-foot boat carrying 16 people near Elliott …
    on June 11, 2013     Source: WebProNews

Quotes

  1. "This occasion is about the countless numbers of young men and women from far-flung corners of the US and the various reaches of the British Isles, who have together striven here with such commitment, such dedication and courage, over so long a...
    on Mar 31, 2009 By: Jock Stirrup Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. "Everyone must be aware today that even far-flung powers' nuclear missiles can reach Europe in less than half an hour," Sarkozy said in a speech at the northern port of Cherbourg.
    on Mar 21, 2008 By: Nicolas Sarkozy Source: Reuters

  3. Mr Barnett told the memorial the men would have been "enthusiastic about their dream of developing a new mining project in a far-flung part of the world".
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Colin Barnett Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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