To fling up

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To fling up to relinquish; to abandon; as, to fling up a design.
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Usage

In literature:

Flinging her upon the floor, he snatched up his dish and fled to the pantry, Neil Stewart's roars of laughter following him.
"Peggy Stewart at School" by Gabrielle E. Jackson
Frank Merriwell was seen to fling up his arms and fall heavily into the bottom of the boat!
"Frank Merriwell Down South" by Burt L. Standish
He was to take up each puppy and fling it against the door.
"The Boy Who Knew What The Birds Said" by Padraic Colum
At last Mr. Opp came somewhat noisily up the steps and, flinging wide the door, invited him to descend.
"Mr. Opp" by Alice Hegan Rice
His mistake flings him to the earth, but he gets up again and marches forward.
"Homer's Odyssey" by Denton J. Snider
The tropical forest at daybreak flings its arms up to the sun as if to embrace him, and all the teeming life it holds gives tongue.
"The Pools of Silence" by H. de Vere Stacpoole
He wheeled around again to that over which he had been stooping, but with a repetition of the movement of flinging up the hands.
"The Side Of The Angels" by Basil King
If she were still abed when the train arrived, she would jump up, fling on a few clothes and run to the balcony.
"Their Son; The Necklace" by Eduardo Zamacois
You had but to fling a stone into any stack-yard, and up rose a sprauch-shower.
"Recreations of Christopher North, Volume I (of 2)" by John Wilson
Haste ye up to Otterstone, and fling yer arms round his neck, and greet a guid greet, according to the fashion o' womankind.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Volume I" by Various
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In poetry:

WELL freighted with gay flowers
And goodly wine, O Bast,
We'll fling aside the hours
Like glittering spray upcast,
Up to the stars divine !
"Egyptian Lyrics" by E J Rupert Atkinson
Lift up your eyes desponding freemen!
Fling to the winds your needless fears!
He who unfurl'd your beauteous banner,
Says it shall wave a thousand years!
"Song of a Thousand Years" by Henry Clay Work
If one's heart is broken twenty times a day,
What easier thing than to fling the bits away,
But still one gathers fragments, and looks for wire,
Or patches it up like some old bicycle tire.
"Daily" by Ivor Gurney
Come out to the parrock, come out to the tree,
The maïdens an' chaps be a-waïtèn vor thee;
There's Jim wi' his fiddle to plaÿ us some reels,
Come out along wi' us, an' fling up thy heels.
"Zummer Evenèn Dance" by William Barnes
Zoo come to the parrock, come out to the tree,
The maïdens an' chaps be a-waïtèn vor thee;
There's Jim wi' his fiddle to plaÿ us some reels,--
Come out along wi' us, an' fling up thy heels.
"Zummer Evenèn Dance" by William Barnes
We fling up flowers and laugh, we laugh across the wine;
With wine we dull our souls and careful strains of art;
Our cups are polished skulls round which the roses twine:
None dares to look at Death who leers and lurks apart.
"Carthusians" by Ernest Christopher Dowson

In news:

Lady Gaga is not able to hide her devotion to ex-boyfriend Lüc Carl with a poker face these days, as a source tells Star magazine that her fling with actor Taylor Kinney is cooling off, while her feelings for Lüc are heating back up.
Amidst his now-forgotten fling with Amanda Seyfried, Ryan Phillipe reportedly was cozying up to a different lady: Rihanna.
Now a NASA engineer has come up with a new way to fling satellites through space on mere grams of fuel, tens of times as efficiently as today's best space probe thrusters .
The HoofBeats Riding Club at Freedom Farm, Inc has signed up this year to take part in the ride-a-thon portion of the Dungeness River Audubon Center Spring Fling.
A dozen people on stand-up paddleboards paddled ferociously across the Santa Cruz Harbor, flinging water with every stroke, and nearly 300 spectators had gathered on this overcast Saturday morning to watch their antics.
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