fling
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fling(
flihng
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to hurl)
a. arrojar
Someone flung a rock at my windshield and cracked it.Alguien arrojó una piedra contra el parabrisas y lo rompió.
b. lanzar
The Soviet Union flung a challenge at the United States when they placed missiles in Cuba.La Unión Soviética lanzó un desafío a los Estados Unidos cuando colocaron los misiles en Cuba.
c. tirar
Joshua was so mad, he looked as if he would fling the bottle of beer at me.Joshua estaba tan enojado que parecía que me iba a tirar la botella de cerveza.
d. aventar
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Ron came in from school and flung his backpack on his bed.Ron llegó del colegio y aventó la mochila sobre la cama.
2. (to close suddenly; used with "shut")
a. cerrar de golpe
Sherry stepped outside to see how cold it was, and flung the door shut. It was freezing cold!Sherry salió para ver qué tan frío estaba afuera, y cerró la puerta de golpe. ¡Hacía un frío de mil demonios!
3. (to hastily put on clothing; used with "on")
a. echarse
In her haste to get out of the house, Patty flung a green blouse on with a purple skirt and left for the party.En su prisa por salir de la casa, Patty se echó una blusa verde con una falda púrpura y se fue a la fiesta.
4. (to remove clothing hastily; used with "off")
a. quitarse rápidamente
After working out, Jaime flung his clothes off and jumped in the shower.Después de un largo día de trabajo, Erin se dejó caer en el sofá para leer una novela.
5. (to open suddenly; used with "open")
a. abrir de golpe
Craig flung the door open and shouted, "I'm home! What's for dinner?"Craig abrió la puerta de golpe y gritó: "¡Ya llegué! ¿Qué hay para cenar?"
6. (to wholeheartedly engage in; used with "into")
a. meterse de lleno
After his divorce, he flung himself into his work.Después del divorcio, se metió de lleno en el trabajo.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7. (to enter in a brusque way; used with "into")
a. entrar hecho una furia
Our boss flung into his office, slamming the door behind him.Nuestro jefe entró en la oficina hecho una furia dando un portazo.
8. (to exit in a brusque way; used with "out of")
a. salir hecho una furia
Mary flung out of the house after arguing with her sister.Mary salió de casa hecha una furia después de pelearse con su hermana.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
9. (love affair)
a. la aventura amorosa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
George and Sarah had a fling before he married Alexa.George y Sarah tuvieron una aventura amorosa antes de que George se casara con Alexa.
10. (short period of enjoyment)
a. la aventura
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Let's have one last fling before we graduate!¡Tengamos una última aventura antes de graduarnos!
11. (casual try)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
He had a fling at playing chess, but wasn't very good.Intentó jugar ajedrez, pero no era muy bueno.
I'd love to play the clarinet. - Why don't you give it a fling?Me encantaría tocar el clarinete. - ¿Por qué no lo pruebas?
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fling
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (colloquial)
a. (affair)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (general)
a. arrojar
to fling one's arms around somebodyabrazar fuertemente a alguien
3. (fig)
a.
to fling oneself into a campaignmeterse de lleno en una campaña
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fling [flɪŋ] flung (past)
noun
1
to have one's last fling echar la última cana al aire
to have one's fling go on a fling echar una canita al aire
to have a fling at doing sth intentar algo
2 aventura (f) amorosa
3 (also Highland fling)
transitive verb
[+stone] arrojar; lanzar
to fling one's arms round sb echar los brazos al cuello a algn; the door was flung open la puerta se abrió de golpe; she was flung to the ground by her horse el caballo la lanzó or tiró or arrojó al suelo; to fling sb into jail meter a algn en la cárcel; to fling o.s. over a cliff despeñarse por un precipicio; she flung herself at him se arrojó or lanzó or tiró sobre él; to fling o.s. into a chair dejarse caer de golpe en una silla; to fling o.s. into a job lanzarse a hacer un trabajo; to fling off/on one's clothes quitarse/ponerse la ropa de prisa
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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