“He was flinging red-meat answers intending to fire up the crowd,” Williams told me.
In addition, Romney better watch it, flinging the tax-increase charge.
"Come, petite," said the man, flinging open the carriage doors and lifting the child in his arms to the ground.
The man rose up unsteadily, flinging down the pen as he did so.
I barely got away from two of them who caught me flinging pebbles at your windows to wake you up.
Then he gripped the handle, and, flinging the door open, stepped in.
"I'm going down," whispered Jeremy, flinging a cautious glance at Helen who was absorbed in her sewing.
Captain Winfree said, flinging his swagger-stick toward the calendar.
A peasant soon appeared on the road; he was dancing grotesquely and flinging his arms about with meaningless gestures.
“I guess I can smoke,” he said flinging his cigar-case on the table.
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.