Insult or discredit someone, as in The paper became famous for slinging mud at movie stars. This term replaced throw mud at, which dates from the second half of the 1700s.
- Sling off
verb (intransitive, adverb) often foll by at 1. (Austral & NZ, informal) to laugh or jeer (at)
noun 1. a psychrometer so designed that the wet-bulb thermometer can be ventilated, to expedite evaporation, by whirling in the air.
noun 1. a Y -shaped stick with an elastic strip between the prongs for shooting stones and other small missiles. noun 1. (US & Canadian) a Y-shaped implement with a loop of elastic fastened to the ends of the two prongs, used mainly by children for shooting small stones, etc Also called (in Britain and […]
verb (used without object), slunk or (Archaic) slank; slunk; slinking. 1. to move or go in a furtive, abject manner, as from fear, cowardice, or shame. 2. to walk or move in a slow, sinuous, provocative way. verb (used with object), slunk or (Archaic) slank; slunk; slinking. 3. (especially of cows) to bring forth (young) […]