toss off

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 (tôs, tŏs)
v. tossed, toss·ing, toss·es
1. To throw lightly or casually or with a sudden jerk: tossed the shirt on the floor. See Synonyms at throw.
a. To throw or propel upward: The bull tossed him over the fence.
b. To throw or propel to the ground: The horse tossed its rider.
c. To cause to move from side to side or up and down: boats that were tossed by the storm.
d. To move or lift (the head) with a sudden motion.
3. To mix (food) lightly so as to cover with dressing or sauce: toss a salad.
4. To discuss informally; bandy: tossed the idea around.
a. To flip (coins) in order to decide an issue.
b. To flip coins with: I'll toss you to see who goes first.
a. To put in a given position, condition, or situation: tossed the suspect in jail.
b. To throw away; discard: I tossed the newspaper after reading it.
c. To disqualify or eject: The starter was tossed for throwing illegal pitches.
1. To be thrown here and there; be flung to and fro or up and down: The canoe tossed about on the waves.
2. To move about restlessly; twist and turn: toss in one's sleep.
3. To flip a coin to decide an issue.
a. The act of tossing something: the toss of a hat.
b. The distance that something is or can be tossed.
2. An abrupt upward movement, as of the head.
3. A flipping of a coin to decide an issue: The home team won the toss and elected to receive.
Phrasal Verbs:
toss down Informal
To drink in one draft by suddenly tilting.
toss off Informal
1. To drink up in one draft.
2. To do or finish quickly or casually: tosses off a blog entry every other day.
toss (one's) cookies
To vomit.

[Middle English tossen, possibly of Scandinavian origin.]

toss′er n.

toss off

vb (adverb)
1. (tr) to perform, write, consume, etc, quickly and easily: he tossed off a letter to Jim.
2. (tr) to drink quickly at one draught
3. (intr) slang Brit to masturbate
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.toss off - write quicklytoss off - write quickly; "She dashed off a note to her husband saying she would not be home for supper"; "He scratched off a thank-you note to the hostess"
authorship, penning, writing, composition - the act of creating written works; "writing was a form of therapy for him"; "it was a matter of disputed authorship"
indite, pen, write, compose - produce a literary work; "She composed a poem"; "He wrote four novels"
2.toss off - drink down entirelytoss off - drink down entirely; "He downed three martinis before dinner"; "She killed a bottle of brandy that night"; "They popped a few beer after work"
drink, imbibe - take in liquids; "The patient must drink several liters each day"; "The children like to drink soda"

w>toss off

vt sep
drinkhinunterstürzen, (runter)kippen (inf)
(inf: = produce quickly) essayhinhauen (inf); remarkhinwerfen
(sl: = masturbate) → einen runterholen (+dat) (inf)
vi (sl)sich (dat)einen runterholen (inf)
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