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Date: 1200-1300
Origin: Probably from Old Norse slyngva 'to throw violently'

sling

1 verb
     
sling1 past tense and past participle slung [transitive always + adverb/preposition]
1 to throw or put something somewhere with a careless movement and some force [= chuck]:
Lou slung his suitcase onto the bed.
sling somebody something
Sling me the keys.
Pete slung his bag over his shoulder.
2 informal to make someone leave or go to a place
sling somebody into/out of something
Sam was slung into jail for punching a cop.
3 [usually passive] to hang something loosely:
Dave wore a tool belt slung around his waist.
4

sling your hook

British English informal used to tell someone to go away

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