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sling1

sling1

 
pronunciation:
slIng
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a broad piece of cloth that is tied around the neck to support an injured arm or hand.
The ice skater wore a sling after falling and breaking her wrist.
 
similar words:
bandage, brace
definition 2: a leather loop used to throw a stone or other small object.
synonyms:
slingshot
similar words:
mortar
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: slinging, slings, slung
definition 1: to throw with force; hurl.
He slung the stone at the target.I'll sling the rope over the branch for you to catch.
synonyms:
catapult, fling, hurl
similar words:
cast, chuck, dash, heave, hurtle, launch, pitch, project, throw, toss
definition 2: to lift, support, or move with a sling.
They slung the cargo onto the barge.
similar words:
dangle, hang, support, suspend, swing
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