What does the word fling mean?

Usage examples for fling

  1. " But, colonel, befo' you sit down, fling yo' eye over that garden in the square. – A Gentleman Vagabond and Some Others by F. Hopkinson Smith
  2. Sometimes I think it is madness of me to fling away my only chance; to have everything I care for in the world near me, and to go away and perhaps never return. – Macleod of Dare by William Black