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fling off

To quickly push or pull something off of oneself. A noun or pronoun can be used between "fling" and "off." Ugh, once Mom came in, yelling that I had to get up, I had no choice but to fling the blankets off and finally get out of bed. As usual, Holly immediately started complaining about how hot it was in the house and flung off her sweater
See also: fling, off

fling off (of) (someone or something)

To pull or jerk something off of someone or something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "fling" and "off." With a squeal, she flung off the fly that had landed on her arm. I pulled the blankets up over my head, but Mom just flung them off of me, yelling that it was time to get up.
See also: fling, off

fling off of (oneself)

To quickly push or pull something off of oneself. A noun or pronoun can be used between "fling" and "off." Ugh, once Mom came in, yelling that I had to get up, I had no choice but to fling the blankets off of myself and finally get out of bed.
See also: fling, of, off

fling something off (of) something

 and fling something off
to yank or pull something off something. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) He flung the bedspread off the bed and dived in. He flung off the covers and dived into bed.
See also: fling, off
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It's time to fling off those dark lip and eye colours we have been steadfastly wearing all winter and go with something fresher and more natural.
The thing is, you didn't fling off your clothes in that shop.
That exercise constituted one of the most uncomfortable mornings of my life, as I tried to fling off every bit of assumption I had ever acquired, and attempted to free my billions of brain cells from patterns and experiences that were etched as deeply as with acid.
She was beaten just two lengths when third to The Last Fling off the same mark as today in the Warwickshire Gold Cup around this time last year.