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fling away

1. To toss someone or something out of one's path. A noun or pronoun can be used between "fling" and "away." Dad flung my toys away and scolded me for not cleaning up like he'd asked me to.
2. To discard or reject someone or something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "fling" and "away." Did you really put these drawings in the trash? Sheesh, it's like you're trying to fling away my childhood! I know she drives you nuts, but she's your mother—you'll never be able to fling her away.
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fling someone or something away

to throw or sling someone or something away or out of the way. You can't just fling me away! I am your eldest son! You can't just fling away the things you don't want!
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A court gave a modest suspended fine of NT$1,000 (US$31.77) to the man accused of distributing a fake video online purporting to show Premier Su Tseng-chang flinging away a pencil at the funeral of a murdered railway police officer.
Reconnection occurs when crossed magnetic field lines snap, explosively flinging away nearby particles at high speeds.
The incident happened late on Wednesday night when the Thiruvananthapuram-Kannur Janasatabdi Express hit the scooter at high speed, flinging away the two-wheeler.
He threw his helmet at the officers and ran off, flinging away a Kinder egg frequently used to store drugs.
The enlarging star eventually engulfs both stars in a common envelope, flinging away much more mass and ending accretion.
In an alternate scenario, Jupiter and Saturn moved to their orbits over 5 million years by simply flinging away space rocks, but this would have visibly scarred the asteroid belt.
Bikey lost it when he was sent off for stamping on Robbie Blake in Reading's semi-final defeat at Turf Moor, flinging away his jersey in disgust.
STEVE Bruce said he hoped there would not be a backlash to Damien Johnson on his return to St Andrew's for the first time after flinging away his captain's armband and shirt.
They fled instead on an off-road path, flinging away a bag containing an explosive belt as they ran.
When the music is over we all stand and in one movement, courageously die by flinging away our black cloaks to reveal the luminous white turn costumes underneath.
Police located the man accused of distributing a fake video online purporting to show Premier Su Tseng-chang flinging away a pencil at the funeral of a murdered railway police officer.
Nonetheless, even if flinging away the PNA will be a dramatic gesture by the Palestinian leadership, and a grave admission of how little the Oslo Accords achieved in the end, it will cause a political storm in Palestine, where Abbas's own political position is not that strong.
The holes will gradually spiral together--first by flinging away stars near their mutual orbit, and finally by losing orbital energy to a burst of gravitational radiation.
Hussain was challenged as he left the Lonsdale Street house and fled from officers flinging away packages of drugs, the court heard previously.
But Jokanovic made it all the worse by flinging away the ball to earn a second yellow for dissent.