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sling1

sling1

 
pronunciation:
slIng
parts of speech:
noun, transitive 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.
 
similar words:
bandage, brace
definition 2: a flexible loop of rope, chain, or the like, used to lift or support an object.
synonyms:
strap
similar words:
loop, support
definition 3: a leather loop used to hurl a stone or the like.
synonyms:
catapult, slingshot
similar words:
arbalest, mortar
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: slinging, slings, slung
definition 1: to throw with force; hurl.
synonyms:
catapult, fling, hurl
similar words:
cast, chuck, dash, heave, hurtle, issue, launch, pitch, project, throw, toss
definition 2: to lift, support, or move with a sling.
similar words:
dangle, hang, support, suspend, swing
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