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Toss off   /tɔs ɔf/   Listen
Toss off

verb
1.
Write quickly.  Synonyms: dash off, fling off, knock off, scratch off.  "He scratched off a thank-you note to the hostess"
2.
Drink down entirely.  Synonyms: belt down, bolt down, down, drink down, kill, pop, pour down.  "She killed a bottle of brandy that night" , "They popped a few beer after work"






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"Toss off" Quotes from Famous Books



... pastime, but he will find it far from a gloomy one. The sounds and sights of nature will revive and relieve him, and, if he is only successful, the weight of a few pounds of fish on his back will make him toss off that burden which poor Christian carried out of the City of Destruction. No man can be melancholy when the south wind blows in spring, when the soft, feathery March-browns flit from the alders and fall ...
— Lost Leaders • Andrew Lang

... me down from behind, or spoil my beauty with vitriol as coolly as he would toss off a pint of beer, if he had the opportunity, and chanced to feel vicious enough at the time," said Derrick, "But his mood has not quite come to that yet. Just now he feels that he would like to have a row,—and really, if we could have a ...
— That Lass O' Lowrie's - 1877 • Frances Hodgson Burnett

... stretcher-bearers, and two chauffeurs and me. I don't know where I come in. But they've called me the Secretary and Reporter, which sounds very fine, and I am to keep the accounts (Heaven help them!) and write the Commandant's reports, and toss off articles for the daily papers, to make a little money for the Corps. We've got some already, raised by the Commandant's Report and Appeal that we published in the Daily Telegraph and Daily Chronicle. I shall never forget how I sprinted down ...
— A Journal of Impressions in Belgium • May Sinclair

... assumed carelessness,—"I advise you to forget that you have ever known this girl, that she has ever existed; for she is as much lost to you as if she never had been born, or as if the grave had covered her. Come, come, man, toss off a quart of my old wine, and kept up a merry heart. This has been my way in many a heavier sorrow than ever you have felt; and you see I am alive and merry yet." But Hugh's merriment had failed him just as he was making his boast of it; for Edward saw a tear in the ...
— Fanshawe • Nathaniel Hawthorne



Words linked to "Toss off" :   writing, write, compose, composition, imbibe, indite, drink, penning, authorship, pen



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