toss off

Definition of toss off

1 informal :to produce (something) quickly and without much effort
  • He tossed off a few lines of poetry.
2 informal :to drink (something) quickly
  • He tossed off a shot of whiskey.
3 British, informal + impolite :to touch or rub one's own sexual organs for sexual pleasure :to masturbate

Word by Word Definitions

toss play
  1. : to throw with a quick, light, or careless motion or with a sudden jerk

  2. : to throw up in the air

  3. : match

  1. : an act or instance of tossing: such as

  2. : throw, pitch

  3. : an abrupt tilting or upward fling

off play
  1. : from a place or position

  2. : at a distance in space or time

  3. : from a course : aside

  1. used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

  2. : to seaward of

  3. : from the possession or charge of

  1. : seaward

  2. : right

  3. : more removed or distant

  1. : to go away : depart

  2. : kill, murder

  1. : competition : contest


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