Definition of sling verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    sling

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//slɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//slɪŋ//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they sling
    BrE BrE//slɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//slɪŋ//
     
    he / she / it slings
    BrE BrE//slɪŋz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//slɪŋz//
     
    past simple slung
    BrE BrE//slʌŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//slʌŋ//
     
    past participle slung
    BrE BrE//slʌŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//slʌŋ//
     
    -ing form slinging
    BrE BrE//ˈslɪŋɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈslɪŋɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1(informal, especially British English) to throw something somewhere in a careless way synonym chuck sling something + adv./prep. Don't just sling your clothes on the floor. She slung her coat into the back of the car. sling somebody something Sling me an apple, will you? see also mud-slinging
  2. 2[often passive] sling something + adv./prep. to put something somewhere where it hangs loosely Her bag was slung over her shoulder. We slung a hammock between two trees.
  3. 3[often passive] sling somebody + adv./prep. (informal) to put somebody somewhere by force; to make somebody leave somewhere They were slung out of the club for fighting. They were slung into prison.
  4. Word Origin Middle English: probably from Low German, of symbolic origin; compare with German Schlinge ‘noose, snare’. Sense (1) of the verb is from Old Norse slyngva.Extra examples He slung his arm around my shoulders. His jacket was carelessly slung over one shoulder. She slung her bag over her shoulder.Idioms (British English, informal) (used especially in orders) to go away Phrasal Verbssling off at somebody
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