toss back

phrasal verb

tossed back; tossing back; tosses back
informal
: to drink (something) quickly
He tossed back a shot of whiskey.

Examples of toss back in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Wandering to Poland in the dark forest, they are rounded up and literally tossed back and forth between the borders. Peter Rainer, The Christian Science Monitor, 27 June 2024 Avoid rushing back to work Nothing can squash your vacation high quite like getting tossed back into an overflowing email inbox. Becca Stanek, theweek, 17 June 2024 Sticks of dynamite are tossed back and forth, Jerry uses a brassiere as a parachute, and the score offers an enjoyable mix of patriotic anthems. 68. Jeremy Fassler, Vulture, 11 Mar. 2024 For Fein, who directs the prologue in addition to working on the primary stage show, the hour and change spent at the Kit Kat Club isn’t just about tossing back a few cocktails. Brent Lang, Variety, 18 Apr. 2024 Feliciano basically states that Carter wanted to talk trash, but couldn't take it when the same energy was tossed back at him. Jon Hoefling, USA TODAY, 15 Feb. 2024 Herring is a version in miniature of his stage persona, head tossed back, that otherworldly voice slipping out. Travis M. Andrews, Washington Post, 26 Jan. 2024 When the assailants began throwing grenades into the shelter, Mr. Shapira, the off-duty soldier, tossed back at least eight stun grenades and live grenades, with some help, according to survivors. Isabel Kershner Amit Elkayam, New York Times, 11 Nov. 2023 Moments later Richardson, 28, struts in with a new look, tossing back her golden-brown locks and tilting her head this way and that, considering her image in an oversize wooden mirror. Danielle Bacher, Peoplemag, 2 Nov. 2023

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“Toss back.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/toss%20back. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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