But she did not fling out of the room, and this Emma knew to be a hopeful sign.
Only once did he fling out and bestow an unmerited blow on the pork-barrel.
The best he can do is to fling out a "highly creditable piece of work" and go on his way.
He approached; and his appearance seemed to fling out a net in which she was caught.
Then unaccountably she began to fling out into the night the great solemn chords of a Funeral March.
Louis says, It is pity to fling out bread, in a time of dearth.
Chairs, and looking-glasses, and rugs, and table ornaments did she fling out.
I felt almost inclined to fling out my arms to the fast-fading homeland.
Our long silences in those days were not broken by an oath and a fling out of the room.
Can a young colt promise not to fling out his limbs when he feels the yielding turf beneath his hoofs?
c.1300, probably from or related to Old Norse flengja "to flog," of uncertain origin. The Middle English intransitive sense is that suggested by phrase have a fling at "make a try." An obsolete word for "streetwalker, harlot" was fling-stink (1670s). Related: Flung; flinging.
"attempt, attack," early 14c.; see fling (v.). Sense of "period of indulgence on the eve of responsibilities" first attested 1827. Meaning "vigorous dance" (associated with the Scottish Highlands) is from 1806.