toss off


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toss someone or something off (of) something

 and toss someone or something off
to hurl someone or something from something. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) The gigantic ape was going to toss the woman off of the Empire State Building. The ape did not toss off the woman.
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toss something off

 
1. Lit. to throw something off (of oneself). Bob coughed so hard he tossed his blanket off. Tom tossed off his jacket and sat down to watch television.
2. Fig. to ignore or resist the bad effects of something. John insulted Bob, but Bob just tossed it off. If I couldn't toss off insults, I'd be miserable.
3. Fig. to produce something easily or quickly. I tossed that article off in only an hour. Joe just tossed off a few words and left the room.
4. Fig. to drink a drink very quickly. He tossed a few beers off and left. He tossed off a beer.
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toss off

1. Do readily or without effort, as in Asimov was amazing, tossing off book after book. [Mid-1800s]
2. Also, toss down. Consume quickly, especially a drink in one draft. For example, He tossed off the beer and headed for the door, or She tossed down one glass after another. [Late 1500s]
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toss off

v.
1. To remove clothing quickly or carelessly: We tossed off our mittens and sat down to eat. I tossed my clothes off and threw on a swimsuit.
2. To do or finish something effortlessly or casually: The author tossed the book off in under a month. I tossed off an article and submitted it to the magazine.
3. Vulgar Slang To masturbate. Used of males.
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toss off

verb
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