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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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Alcohol certainly won't do anything to help you remember exactly what you did last night if you toss back one too many.
In fact, those who like to toss back a few breath-freshening big ones once the sun is over the yardarm may find themselves running afoul of the law, according to a report on cnn.
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.
If neither was open, the QB would toss back to the trailing K or run the ball over himself.
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.
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.
But even his consumption pales in comparison to Henry IV, who, by all accounts, could toss back 300 or so as an appetiser.
After moving up to third on a groundout, Moreno caught the Tornadoes' battery napping when he stole home on a toss back to Zuercher.
The Network's Individual Fishing Quotas report also reveals that IFQs privatize publicly- owned fishery resources, often increase bycatch (the catching and killing of non-target ocean wildlife) because fishermen may toss back less economically valuable fish, and consolidate quota into the hands of a few large fishing businesses, thus excluding smaller fishermen and hurting fishing communities.
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.
Local paper the "Boston Globe" describes front man Kelly Jones as, "a moody tiger with a knack for writing memorable pop tunes faster than Tara Reid can toss back cosmopolitans.