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toss around

1. To hurl, fling, or cast someone or something from place to place or back and forth. A name, noun, or pronoun can be used between "toss" and "around." We went outside to toss a football around. The huge waves tossed us around while we were out on the open sea.
2. To discuss something, especially in an informal, hypothetical, or noncommittal fashion. A noun or pronoun can be used between "toss" and "around." We tossed around a few plans for how we could reinvigorate interest in our product. Let's toss the idea around at our next meeting.
3. To move around restlessly from one position to another. That fever kept me tossing around in bed all night. The child wouldn't sit still, tossing around in his seat from the boredom.
See also: around, toss

toss someone or something around

to throw someone or something around. The waves tossed him around and almost dashed him on the rocks. The waves tossed around all the little boats.
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toss something around

Fig. to discuss something. I have a few things to discuss. Can we meet later and toss them around? We tossed around a few ideas after dinner.
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toss around

or toss about
v.
1. To throw something back and forth casually: We went to the park and tossed around a football. Bring the baseball to the park so we can toss it around.
2. To change one's position restlessly while lying in bed: The patient tossed about in her sleep. I tossed around all night and didn't get any sleep.
3. To discuss something informally; bandy something about: We've been tossing around the idea of moving to a warmer climate. They tossed the proposal about at the meeting, but no one was interested.
4. To move about restlessly; twist and turn: The ship tossed about in the high seas.
5. To throw, fling, or heave someone or something continuously about; pitch someone or something to and fro: The violent storm tossed the ship about. The luggage got tossed around in the trunk of the car.
See also: around, toss
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Lloyd would hold Aaron up by his ears and toss him around like a rag doll.
Accused of assaulting her husband, she told Cardiff Crown Court: "He's a strong man and worked out a lot - I'm a large lady but I wouldn't be able to toss him around.
Joshi, 79, is said to have conveyed to the central leaders that the party cannot toss him around at its whim and fancy and reminded the leadership that in 1999 general elections the party fielded Uma Bharati from Bhopal after naming him its candidate since Bharati wanted to shift from Khajuraho seat to the safe Bhopal.
I cuddle him, I toss him around, I slide him down my legs, I've developed a new gooey language just for him.