fling back

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fling back

1. To toss or throw someone or something backwards. A noun or pronoun can be used between "fling" and "back." The force of the explosion flung us all back.
2. To return something to someone or some place by tossing or throwing it. A noun or pronoun can be used between "fling" and "back." Our neighbor wasn't happy when we hit the ball into his yard, but at least he flung it back.
See also: back, fling

fling someone or something back

 
1. to sling or throw someone or something backwards. I had to fling the child back, away from the fire. I flung back the door and ran out. Walt grabbed at the door and flung it back.
2. to return someone or something by slinging or throwing. She took the little fish and flung it back into the water. Did you fling back the ball to Roger?
See also: back, fling
References in classic literature ?
Sometimes, in the free moments, circling about among the tables as he tried to win the door, the pasty-faced men gripped his coat-tails and flung him back at the swinging right of the on-rushing Patsy.
With modern day artists including Rudimental and Disclosure namechecking the 90s garage sound of Wookie as an influence, this has flung him back into the studio with a great comeback single, The Hype.
It didn't break and therefore flung him back onto the stage.
But the tenant, who was standing by him, caught hold of him by the hair and flung him back into the road.
But things began to look up in 1993 when a new burst of inspirational writing flung him back into the limelight.