toss into

toss into (something)

1. Literally, to cast or fling someone or something forcefully into something or some place. A noun or pronoun is used between "toss" and "into." They tossed the book into the well so no one would find it. The car came to a sudden halt, tossing the driver into the road.
2. To suddenly or forcefully put someone or something into a particular environment, position, or situation. A noun or pronoun is used between "toss" and "into." I hope they toss that no-good senator into prison for this. He tossed the car into gear and sped away from the scene.
3. To apply or devote oneself to some activity or endeavor with all of one's energy or effort. In this usage, a reflexive pronoun is used between "toss" and "into." John's been tossing himself into his work to deal with his grief. I always procrastinate for a little while before tossing myself into a new project full-force.
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toss something into something

 and toss something
to cast or throw something into something. Frank tossed the wood into the fire. He tossed in the wood.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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