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Fling vs. Flirt

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  • Fling (noun)

    An act of throwing, often violently.

  • Fling (noun)

    An act of moving the limbs or body with violent movements, especially in a dance.

    "the fling of a horse"

  • Fling (noun)

    An act or period of unrestrained indulgence.

  • Fling (noun)

    A short casual sexual relationship.

    "hookup"

    "I had a fling with a girl I met on holiday."

  • Fling (noun)

    An attempt, a try (as in "give it a fling").

  • Fling (noun)

    A severe or contemptuous remark; an expression of sarcastic scorn; a gibe or taunt.

  • Fling (noun)

    A lively Scottish country dance.

    "the Highland fling"

  • Fling (noun)

    A trifling matter; an object of contempt.

  • Fling (verb)

    To throw with violence or quick movement; to hurl.

  • Fling (verb)

    To throw oneself in a violent or hasty manner; to rush or spring with violence or haste.

  • Fling (verb)

    To throw; to wince; to flounce.

  • Fling (verb)

    To utter abusive language; to sneer.

    "The scold began to flout and fling."

  • Flirt (noun)

    A sudden jerk; a quick throw or cast; a darting motion

  • Flirt (noun)

    One who flirts (tries to court).

  • Flirt (noun)

    An act of flirting.

  • Flirt (verb)

    To throw (something) with a jerk or sudden movement; to fling. from 16th c.

    "They flirt water in each other's faces."

    "to flirt a glove, or a handkerchief"

  • Flirt (verb)

    To jeer at; to mock. 16th-18th c.

  • Flirt (verb)

    To dart about; to move with quick, jerky motions. from 16th c.

  • Flirt (verb)

    To blurt out. from 17th c.

  • Flirt (verb)

    To play at courtship; to talk with teasing affection, to insinuate sexual attraction in a playful (especially conversational) way. from 18th c.

  • Flirt (verb)

    To experiment, or tentatively engage, with; to become involved in passing with.

  • Flirt (adjective)

    pert; wanton

Wiktionary
  • Fling (verb)

    throw or hurl forcefully

    "I was flung into jail"

    "he picked up the debris and flung it away"

    "she flung herself down on his bed"

  • Fling (verb)

    move or push (something) suddenly or violently

    "he flung back the bedclothes"

    "Jennifer flung open a door"

  • Fling (verb)

    start or engage in (an activity or enterprise) with great energy and enthusiasm

    "he flung himself into his athletics"

  • Fling (verb)

    go quickly and angrily

    "Lisa had flung out of the house without so much as a glance at him"

  • Fling (noun)

    a short period of enjoyment or wild behaviour

    "one final fling before a tranquil retirement"

  • Fling (noun)

    a short, spontaneous sexual relationship

    "I had a fling with someone when I was at college"

  • Fling (noun)

    short for Highland fling

  • Flirt (verb)

    behave as though sexually attracted to someone, but playfully rather than with serious intentions

    "she began to tease him, flirting with other men in front of him"

  • Flirt (verb)

    experiment with or show a superficial interest in (an idea, activity, or movement) without committing oneself to it seriously

    "a painter who had flirted briefly with Cubism"

  • Flirt (verb)

    deliberately expose oneself to (danger or difficulty)

    "the need of some individuals to flirt with death"

  • Flirt (verb)

    (of a bird) wave or open and shut (its wings or tail) with a quick flicking motion

    "a moorhen stepped out of the reeds, flirting its white tail"

  • Flirt (verb)

    move quickly to and fro with a fluttering motion

    "the lark was flirting around the site"

  • Flirt (noun)

    a person who habitually flirts

    "Jim was an outrageous flirt"

Oxford Dictionary
  • Fling

    To cast, send, to throw from the hand; to hurl; to dart; to emit with violence as if thrown from the hand; as, to fing a stone into the pond.

  • Fling

    To shed forth; to emit; to scatter.

  • Fling

    To throw; to hurl; to throw off or down; to prostrate; hence, to baffle; to defeat; as, to fling a party in litigation.

  • Fling (verb)

    To throw; to wince; to flounce; as, the horse began to kick and fling.

  • Fling (verb)

    To cast in the teeth; to utter abusive language; to sneer; as, the scold began to flout and fling.

  • Fling (verb)

    To throw one's self in a violent or hasty manner; to rush or spring with violence or haste.

  • Fling (noun)

    A cast from the hand; a throw; also, a flounce; a kick; as, the fling of a horse.

  • Fling (noun)

    A severe or contemptuous remark; an expression of sarcastic scorn; a gibe; a sarcasm.

  • Fling (noun)

    A kind of dance; as, the Highland fling.

  • Fling (noun)

    A trifing matter; an object of contempt.

  • Fling (noun)

    a short period during which one indulges one's wishes, whims, or desires in an unrestrained manner.

  • Fling (noun)

    a love affair.

  • Fling (noun)

    a casual or brief attempt to accomplish something.

  • Fling (noun)

    a period during which one tries a new activity; as, he took a fling at playing tennis.

  • Flirt

    To throw with a jerk or quick effort; to fling suddenly; as, they flirt water in each other's faces; he flirted a glove, or a handkerchief.

  • Flirt

    To toss or throw about; to move playfully to and fro; as, to flirt a fan.

  • Flirt

    To jeer at; to treat with contempt; to mock.

  • Flirt (verb)

    To run and dart about; to act with giddiness, or from a desire to attract notice; especially, to play the coquette; to play at courtship; to coquet; as, they flirt with the young men.

  • Flirt (verb)

    To utter contemptuous language, with an air of disdain; to jeer or gibe.

  • Flirt (noun)

    A sudden jerk; a quick throw or cast; a darting motion; hence, a jeer.

  • Flirt (noun)

    One who flirts; esp., a woman who acts with giddiness, or plays at courtship; a coquette; a pert girl.

  • Flirt (adjective)

    Pert; wanton.

Webster Dictionary
  • Fling (noun)

    a usually brief attempt;

    "he took a crack at it"

    "I gave it a whirl"

  • Fling (noun)

    a brief indulgence of your impulses

  • Fling (noun)

    the act of flinging

  • Fling (verb)

    throw with force or recklessness;

    "fling the frisbee"

  • Fling (verb)

    move in an abrupt or headlong manner;

    "He flung himself onto the sofa"

  • Fling (verb)

    indulge oneself;

    "I splurged on a new TV"

  • Fling (verb)

    throw or cast away;

    "Put away your worries"

  • Flirt (noun)

    a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men

  • Flirt (noun)

    playful behavior intended to arouse sexual interest

  • Flirt (verb)

    talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions;

    "The guys always try to chat up the new secretaries"

    "My husband never flirts with other women"

  • Flirt (verb)

    behave carelessly or indifferently;

    "Play about with a young girl's affection"

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