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Definition of sling verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they sling
    he / she / it slings
    past simple slung
    -ing form slinging
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  1. 1(informal) 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. see also mudslinging
  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 someone somewhere by force; to make someone leave somewhere They were slung out of the club for fighting. They were slung into prison.
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