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outflung Line breaks: out|flung
Pronunciation: /ˈaʊtflʌŋ/
/aʊtˈflʌŋ/

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Definition of outflung in English:

adjective

(Especially of a person’s arm) thrown out to one side: he turned, one arm outflung
More example sentences
  • During this period, he often assembled pieces of paper, overlapping them in an irregular fashion so as to accommodate the bent legs and outflung arms of the depicted body.
  • If outflung arms and exaggerated rolling steps suggested pilgrimage, later passages saw the apparently infirm passed forward from one dancer to another.
  • A wooden spoon had fallen next to his outflung hand.

Words that rhyme with outflung

among, bung, clung, dung, flung, hung, lung, rung, shantung, slung, sprung, strung, stung, sung, swung, tongue, underslung, wrung, young

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