verb (used with object), tossed or (Literary) tost; toss·ing.
verb (used without object), tossed or (Literary) tost; toss·ing.
- to accomplish quickly or easily.
- to consume rapidly, especially to drink something up in one swallow: He tossed off a cocktail before dinner.
- British Slang. to masturbate.
Origin of toss
Related formstoss·er, nountoss·ing·ly, adverbun·tossed, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for toss off (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for toss off (2 of 2)
Word Origin for toss
Idioms and Phrases with toss off (1 of 2)
Do readily or without effort, as in Asimov was amazing, tossing off book after book. [Mid-1800s]
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]
Idioms and Phrases with toss off (2 of 2)
In addition to the idioms beginning with toss
- toss off
- toss one's cookies
- throw away (toss out)
- throw (toss) one's hat in the ring