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toss someone or something back

 
1. to throw or force someone or something backward. The blast tossed me back into the room. The blast tossed back the emergency personnel.
2. to throw someone or something back to where someone or something came from. My father always threatened to toss me back where I came from, the way a fish is returned to the water. I will toss back all the undersize fish.
See also: back, toss

toss back

v.
1. To return something with a toss: The children on the other side of the fence asked me to toss back the baseball. The catcher tossed the ball back to the pitcher.
2. To fling something, such as a body part, backward: She tossed back her head and laughed. The child tossed his arms back and ran down the hill.
3. To return some fish to the water after catching it: As sport fishermen, we toss back most of the fish we catch. The fish was too small, so I had to toss it back.
4. Slang To drink something quickly, especially in one draft by suddenly tilting: The bartender tossed back a shot of whiskey. I tossed my coffee back and left the restaurant.
See also: back, toss
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Yes, she could toss back a few, but that's another story.
You can stroll and browse the shops along the Willamette Riverplace, relax in the strip of Park Blocks that runs through the heart of downtown, or toss back one or two glasses in the city's many microbrew pubs.
Selwood hit 33 from 30 balls before he hit a full toss back to Schofield who then bowled Di Venuto for 56 as the Tasmanian aimed to drive through mid-wicket.
Then suddenly, he would toss back his head, grinning madly.
Giles began Pakistan's spectacular collapse of seven wickets for 82 runs with his first delivery after being brought into the attack in the 11th over, Youhana unexpectedly smashing a full toss back down the wicket for the Warwickshire spinner to claim a superb one-handed return catch.
They seamlessly toss back and forth their lead- and rhythm-guitar playing duties.
If neither was open, the QB would toss back to the trailing K or run the ball over himself.
Joe Burns poked a full toss back at Rashid after putting on 76 with Warner.
Having pulled away with lightning flashing as Broad ran in, McCullum next hammered a full toss back down the ground for a maximum that took him to 16 not out in just six balls and put his side ahead of the rate.
Oregon anglers will have to toss back any lingcod or canary rockfish they catch during the rest of 2003 under a regulation change approved by the Pacific Fisheries Management Council during a meeting held last week in California.
There was no way back as Waller took a stunning caught and bowled when Marcus North blasted a full toss back at him and pulled off another fine catch at point to send back Nathan McCullum.
It was so great being able to eat like a pig and toss back a few lagers after work,'' Kemp said, patting his still-admirably toned six-pack belly for emphasis.
India's young Test opener Sadagopan Ramesh shored up India's innings with a defiant 96, but missed his maiden Test century when he drove a full toss back