fling back(redirected from flung them 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.
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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?
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.