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verb [transitive] sling pronunciation in British English /slɪŋ/
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present tense
I/you/we/theysling
he/she/itslings
present participleslinging
past tenseslung
past participleslung
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  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 round something: He noticed the binoculars slung round 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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