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1. To dispose of or reject something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "toss" and "out." It's time to toss out these old clothes that don't fit anymore. Do you need this or can I just toss it out?
2. To suggest something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "toss" and "out." Toss out some ideas here, people. How would you decorate the lounge for the party?
3. To eject someone from some place or role. A noun or pronoun can be used between "toss" and "out." You'll be tossed out of your apartment if you continue to not pay rent.
4. To throw a baseball at the start of the game, often in a ceremonial manner. A noun or pronoun can be used between "toss" and "out." A famous actor is tossing out the first pitch before today's ball game.
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toss someone or something out of somethingand toss someone or something out
to discard someone or something; to throw someone or something out of something or some place. The bartender tossed Walter out of the bar. The litterbug tossed out the empty can.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
1. To reject or discard something: The court tossed out the case when the prosecution failed to produce any evidence. We've tossed our old methods out and adopted a more modern approach.
2. To get rid of something as useless: We should toss out some of these old newspapers. I tossed the milk out because it was starting to turn sour.
3. To offer something casually, as a suggestion or plan: I tossed out a couple of ideas in the meeting, but nobody seemed to like them. We tossed the proposal out to see if there was any support among the committee.
4. To force someone to leave a place or position, especially in an abrupt or unexpected manner; expel someone: The official tossed the player out of the game for fighting. The club's bouncer tossed out the drunken sailors.
5. Baseball To start a game by throwing some pitch: The mayor tossed out the first pitch of the season. The pitcher tossed the ball out to start the game.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
tv. Throw it away! You don’t need that hat. Toss it!
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