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toss down

1. To cast or fling someone or something downward. A noun or pronoun can be used between "toss" and "down." He tossed down the book down shouted at the kids to be quiet. The security guard tossed me down when I tried to get by him.
2. To cast or fling someone or something down through or into something. A noun or pronoun is used between "toss" and "down." I tossed the gun down the storm drain so the police wouldn't find it. Our toddler tossed my wallet down the toilet, so I can't go anywhere until it gets dry!
3. To eat or drink something very quickly or voraciously. A noun or pronoun can be used between "toss" and "down." I tossed down the meal as quickly as I could so I could get back on the road. After losing his job, he sat at the bar tossing drinks down all night. You're going to suffer for it tomorrow if you keep tossing down shots like that.
See also: down, toss

toss something down

Fig. to drink down a drink quickly. He tossed a beer down and left the bar. Sam tossed down a couple of shots.
See also: down, toss

toss down

v. Slang
To drink something quickly, especially in one draft by suddenly tilting: We went to a bar and tossed down a couple of beers. I poured the medicine into a small cup and tossed it down.
See also: down, toss
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Ingham, 46, of Croft View, Crawcrook, was seen to toss down the cigarette on Ripon Street, Bensham, Gateshead, on December 7 last year and go into a shop.
Having drilled a full toss down the ground for his 13th four - he also struck three sixes - Pietersen walked past a short, wide delivery from leg-spinner Akito Willett under instruction from the dressing room.
Time and again, the reader is tempted to toss down the book and Google the details.
Aaron Redmond got in on the act when the opener drove Shahadat Hossain off his back foot through extra cover before despatching a full toss down the ground from the same bowler.
England's only moment of joy came when 29-year-old surprise debutant Darren Pattinson persuaded Australian umpire Daryl Harper to give lbw against Hashim Amla after a full toss down the leg-side that seemed to be going wide.
That almost screams for the challengers to toss down the gauntlet in the mayor's contest in 2009.