Definition of upflung in English:


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chiefly • literary
  • (Especially of limbs) flung upwards, especially in a gesture of helplessness or alarm: the upflung arms of waking men shielding their eyes from the glare
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    • One upflung arm, spread-fingered and beseeching, was caught among the branches of a scrubby bush.
    • At the edge of the herd, a magnificent stallion galloped, head upflung, mane streaming in the night wind.
    • She's seated, leaning backward, arms upflung to heaven, bursting with joy.

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