have a fling at

  • 1 have a fling — live a wild life as a young person    Dad, did you have a fling when you were young? …

    English idioms

  • 2 Fling — Fling, n. 1. A cast from the hand; a throw; also, a flounce; a kick; as, the fling of a horse. [1913 Webster] 2. A severe or contemptuous remark; an expression of sarcastic scorn; a gibe; a sarcasm. [1913 Webster] I, who love to have a fling,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 fling — [fliŋ] vt. flung, flinging [ME flingen, to rush < ON flengja, to whip (Norw dial., to throw) < IE base * plāk : see FLAW2] 1. to throw, esp. with force or violence; hurl; cast 2. to put abruptly or violently [to be flung into confusion] 3.… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 fling — (v.) c.1300, probably from or related to O.N. flengja to flog, of uncertain origin. The M.E. intransitive sense is that suggested by phrase have a fling at make a try. The noun meaning attempt, attack is from early 14c. Sense of period of… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 fling — 1 verb past tense and past participle flung, (T) /flIN / 1 THROW (always + adv/prep) to throw something quickly with a lot of force : fling sth at/into/on etc: Spectators flung bottles and cans at the marchers. | fling sth down: Sammy flings down …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 6 fling — [[t]flɪ̱ŋ[/t]] flings, flinging, flung 1) VERB If you fling something somewhere, you throw it there using a lot of force. [V n prep/adv] The woman flung the cup at him... [V n prep/adv] He once seized my knitting, flinging it across the room. 2)… …

    English dictionary

  • 7 fling — [[t]flɪŋ[/t]] v. flung, fling•ing, n. 1) to throw or cast with force, violence, or abandon 2) to move (oneself) violently or abruptly: She flung herself angrily from the room[/ex] 3) to put or send suddenly or without preparation: to fling… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 8 fling — v. & n. v. (past and past part. flung) 1 tr. throw or hurl (an object) forcefully. 2 refl. a (usu. foll. by into) rush headlong (into a person s arms, a train, etc.). b (usu. foll. by into) embark wholeheartedly (on an enterprise). c (usu. foll.… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 9 fling — vb, n British 1. (to give someone) a bribe, illicit payment. A piece of criminal and police jargon which is a more recent coinage inspired by bung. We ll have to fling him to square it. I d need a fling in that case. 2. an affair, usually… …

    Contemporary slang

  • 10 fling yourself at somebody — ˈfling yourself at sb derived (informal, disapproving) to make it too obvious to sb that you want to have a sexual relationship with them Main entry: ↑flingderived …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 11 fling — I n. (colloq.) attempt 1) to have, take (esp. BE) a fling at smt. period of self indulgence 2) to have a last fling II v. 1) (D; tr.) to fling at (to fling a stone at smb.) 2) (d; tr.) to fling to (they flung their rifles to the ground) 3) (N;… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 12 Fling (film) — Infobox Film name=Fling caption = The movie poster for Fling . imdb id=1003010 writer=John Stewart Muller Laura Boersma starring=Brandon Routh Steve Sandvoss Courtney Ford Shoshana Bush Nick Wechsler Ellen Hollman director=John Stewart Muller… …

    Wikipedia

  • 13 fling — I UK [flɪŋ] / US verb [transitive] Word forms fling : present tense I/you/we/they fling he/she/it flings present participle flinging past tense flung UK [flʌŋ] / US past participle flung * 1) to throw something carelessly or with a lot of force… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 fling — [c]/flɪŋ / (say fling) verb (flung, flinging) –verb (t) 1. to throw, cast, or hurl; throw with force or violence; throw with impatience, disdain, etc. 2. to put suddenly or violently: to fling someone into jail. 3. to send forth suddenly and… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 15 fling — fling1 [flıŋ] v past tense and past participle flung [flʌŋ] [T always + adverb/preposition] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(throw something)¦ 2¦(move something)¦ 3¦(push somebody)¦ 4¦(move your body)¦ 5¦(say something)¦ 6 fling something open 7 fling somebody in… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 fling — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ brief, little ▪ summer (esp. AmE) ▪ (one) final, (one) last ▪ The athlete will have one final fling before retirement …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 17 fling — fling1 [ flıŋ ] (past tense and past participle flung [ flʌŋ ] ) verb transitive * 1. ) to throw something carelessly or with a lot of force: fling something over/across/onto etc.: She flung a book across the room at me. His coat had been flung… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 Fling in the Ring — Infobox Film name = Fling in the Ring caption = director = Jules White writer = Clyde Bruckman Jack White starring = Moe Howard Larry Fine Shemp Howard Frank Sully Richard Wessel Claire Carleton Harold Brauer Cy Schindell Heinie Conklin Sammy… …

    Wikipedia

  • 19 have one's fling — {v. phr.} To have one or more romantic and/or sexual experiences, usually before marriage. * /Jack has had his fling and now seems to be ready to get married and settle down./ …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 20 have one's fling — {v. phr.} To have one or more romantic and/or sexual experiences, usually before marriage. * /Jack has had his fling and now seems to be ready to get married and settle down./ …

    Dictionary of American idioms