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sling

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishslingsling1 /slɪŋ/ verb (past tense and past participle slung /slʌŋ/) [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 THROWto throw or put something somewhere with a careless movement and some force syn chuck 🔊 Lou slung his suitcase onto the bed.sling somebody something 🔊 Sling me the keys. 🔊 Pete slung his bag over his shoulder.2 [always + adverb/preposition] informalLEAVE A PLACE to make someone leave or go to a placesling somebody into/out of something 🔊 Sam was slung into jail for punching a cop.3 to hang something looselybe slung around/over/across something 🔊 Dave wore a tool belt slung around his waist. Grammar Sling is usually passive in this meaning.4 → sling your hook→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
sling• She sat in the chair, and Josie slung a nylon barber's gown around her.• So why are the mutual-fund companies suddenly obsessed with slinging around this term?• He slings his jacket over his shoulder and lifts his bag.• But you'd get slung out of a bondage club for tying ropes that slack.• I got slung out of my flat when I couldn't pay the rent, and wound up in a hostel.• Usual stuff ... down the pub with it slung over the shoulder to show off - hero of the moment.• And there may be preferred slinging techniques, attendant rituals and even a subcultural vernacular associated with the activity.• He watched horrified as they slung the body over the cliff.• The baggage handlers just sling the cases in the back of the bus -- they don't care if anything gets broken.• I slung the letter back into the middle of the pile of correspondence and headed very quickly for the door.slung ... over ... shoulder• Sweating, he took off his anorak and carried it slung over his shoulder.• The older men have blankets loosely slung over their shoulders.• They had torches, heavy weapons slung over their shoulders.• Tucking it into one of the saddlebags, he looked up to see Mariana with one Greener slung over her shoulders.• He wore one bandoleer slung over his shoulder and carried a Greener.• I picked up my pack, slung it over my shoulder and crossed the little bridge over the burn.• The ubiquitous sentries, rifles slung over their shoulders, stretched and yawned.• Usual stuff ... down the pub with it slung over the shoulder to show off - hero of the moment.
slingsling2 noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 DCa piece of cloth tied around your neck to support an injured arm or handin a sling 🔊 She had her arm in a sling.2 Ta set of ropes or strong pieces of cloth that are used to lift and carry heavy objects3 DHBa special type of bag that fastens over your shoulders, in which you can carry a baby close to your body4 PMWa piece of rope with a piece of leather in the middle, used in past times as a weapon for throwing stones5 → slings and arrows
Examples from the Corpus
sling• There are several dings and dents in the body where the guitar has suffered the slings and arrows of a curious public.• Instead, I suffered the slings and abuses of public health.in a sling• She had her arm in a sling for months.• It was usually felt that the chap with his arm in a sling had an ulterior motive.• But for a year on and off, I carried my arm in a sling.• Wearing dark glasses, with one arm in a sling, she seemed disoriented and distanced from events.• A fifth customer, a young man with baby in sling, wanders in.• Carefully, I disguise my computer in a sling.• She carries her in a sling on her back.• He placed the hook in the worn pocket and stood in a sling.
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Verb table
sling
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theysling
he, she, itslings
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyslung
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave slung
he, she, ithas slung
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad slung
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill sling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have slung
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam slinging
he, she, itis slinging
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you, we, theyare slinging
Past
I, he, she, itwas slinging
you, we, theywere slinging
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been slinging
he, she, ithas been slinging
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been slinging
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be slinging
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been slinging
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