toss aside


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toss aside

1. To throw someone or something to one side. A noun or pronoun can be used between "toss" and "aside." He tossed aside the paper in disgust when he read the news. Sarah tried to block Tom's path, but he tossed her aside.
2. To discard, reject, or abandon someone or something. A noun or pronoun is typically used between "toss" and "aside." He had such an amazing job opportunity lined up, but he tossed it aside so he could spend the year traveling in Japan. I thought the connection we had was genuine, but she tossed me aside like an empty wrapper the moment she started feeling bored.
See also: aside, toss

toss someone or something aside

to throw someone or something aside or out of the way. The kidnapper tossed the child aside and reached for his gun. The soldier tossed aside the helpless civilian and ran into the house. Fred tossed the can aside and Alice picked it up.
See also: aside, toss

toss aside

v.
To discard or reject someone or something: She opened the letter and tossed the envelope aside. Once she became famous, she tossed aside her old friends.
See also: aside, toss
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Touch the screen with your hands and you can move the images around, toss aside images that bore you and open those that interest you.
AMERICANS LIKE YOU WHO CONSIDER THE BASIC PRINCIPLES UPON WHICH THIS GREAT COUNTRY WAS FOUNDED TO BE EXPENDABLE--SOMETHING TO TOSS ASIDE AT THE FIRST HINT OF TROUBLE.
The majority reasoned that, even though the Fourth Amendment would seem to prohibit such tests without reasonable suspicion of a criminal act, the deterrent effect of random drug screenings makes them too important to toss aside.
Item: Rock-inspired musicals, from Tommy to Rent to Hedwig and the Angry Inch, toss aside the traditional pit orchestra.
If confirmed, the discovery of a wide ascending sheet will force geoscientists to toss aside the textbook model of Earth, which holds that hot rock rises from deep in the mantle only in narrow cylindrical plumes, too small to detect with tomography.
REGARDLESS of fame and fortune, many members of the celebrity set toss aside their own star status when enjoying their favorite sport.
We urge people from both ends of the political spectrum to toss aside their differences and support same-text couples to do as they please.
He left me feeling cheap and used, like a piece of rubbish he could just toss aside when he had had his fun.
The suicide attempt of an old boy results in a massive explosion at the home and ruins the wedding day when the congregation, bride and groom hurriedly toss aside bouquets and confetti to help out.
It's much more difficult to say no to people than to toss aside a piece of paper with a request for funding.
As the Steelers pour it on, fans of both teams will toss aside their differences long enough to agree on just one color -- red, as in Heinz ketchup, the thick and rich ketchup that makes every football game a super experience.
To welcome a convicted rapist with open arms would be to toss aside all integrity for the sake of a quick buck.
To do his managerial duty, to terrorize the young umpire, Leonard must get to the field, and to clear a path to the distant dugout steps he must toss aside A's players and coaches like so many ballbags.
A "GameFan" writer declared, "It's not often that I'll toss aside my Dreamcast pad in exchange for a DUALSHOCK(TM) analog controller.