At one point the Duke lost his grip of the “doughnut” and was flung out to the sea, The Sun reported.
Roberson and two other security men were flung backward and died at once.
They flung the flowers out over the cliff; and then something strange happened that you may not believe.
The cat on his knee suddenly turned and struck at his eyes, and he flung her off and climbed on to the chair opposite me.
Eventually she, too, lost her grip, and the Santa flung the purse over a fence.
Gently he disengaged himself from the arms her ladyship now flung about him.
Others, in despair, flung themselves from the walls, and for the most part perished.
The boy tore it off and flung it indignantly into the river.
Yates took the paper, and flung himself down under the tree.
He flung a leg over the sill and drew himself gently into the room.
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.