fling (someone or something) down

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fling (someone or something) down

To toss or shove someone or something down. The bully flung the skinny boy down and threated to hit him if he didn't part with his lunch money.
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fling someone or something down

to throw or push someone or something down. He flung the book down in great anger. He flung down the book and ran from the room.
See also: down, fling
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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This time his teeth flashed quicker and with deeper intent at the jowl-clutching hand, and, missing, he was seized and flung down the smooth incline harder and farther than before.
So hard was he flung down the last time that his side smashed painfully against the rail, and Van Horn cried out:
The reader flung down the book, rushed from the room and mounted the stairs to Fleming's bed-chamber.
It was in vain that Jehu appealed and stormed; that he flung down Miss Sharp's bandboxes in the gutter at the 'Necks, and swore he would take the law of his fare.
He flung down the slab, broke it, and swooping down on her with outstretched hands shouted, "Get out!" in such a terrible voice that the whole house heard it with horror.
Aye, and rust amid greenness; as last year's scythes flung down, and left in the half-cut swaths --Starbuck!
Seven flung down his brush, and had just begun `Well, of all the unjust things--' when his eye chanced to fall upon Alice, as she stood watching them, and he checked himself suddenly: the others looked round also, and all of them bowed low.
Relieving him of his trappings, which I flung down beside him, we left the poor fellow to his fate, and pushed on with the one thoat as best we could.
Not only the hand, but the hard wooden paddle was used upon him; and he was bruised and sore in all his small body when he was again flung down in the canoe.
He smiled contemptuously, and flung down the telegram.
She was like a living creature thrown to the rage of a mob: hustled terribly, struck at, borne up, flung down, leaped upon.
``And a brave addition to the kingdom of Satan,'' said De Bracy; ``this comes of reviling saints and angels, and ordering images of holy things and holy men to be flung down on the heads of these rascaille yeomen.''
Before the first stroke had died away, Sandy Jim had loosed his plane and was reaching his jacket; Wiry Ben had left a screw half driven in, and thrown his screwdriver into his tool-basket; Mum Taft, who, true to his name, had kept silence throughout the previous conversation, had flung down his hammer as he was in the act of lifting it; and Seth, too, had straightened his back, and was putting out his hand towards his paper cap.
"All the wallets were then flung down into the bag belonging to Arthur Craigmile."
A source said: "The garda was flung down the road at a huge speed.