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verb [transitive] sling pronunciation in American English /slɪŋ/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleslinging
past tenseslung
past participleslung
  1. 1
    to throw something somewhere with force or in a careless way

    Just sling all that stuff on the floor.

    sling out (=throw away):

    He slung out all her old magazines.

  2. 2
    [often passive] to put something somewhere so that it is wrapped round something or hangs down
    sling something over something:

    He stood up, slinging his jacket over one shoulder.

    sling something around something:

    He noticed the binoculars slung around my neck.

  3. 3
    informal to force someone to go somewhere

    They might sling you in prison if you misbehave.

    He was slung out of the army in 1998.

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