toss out

phrasal verb

tossed out; tossing out; tosses out
: to put (something that is no longer useful or wanted) in a trash can, garbage can, etc. : to throw (something) out
It's time to toss out those bananas.
Did you toss the newspapers out already?
: to refuse to accept or consider (something)
His testimony was tossed out by the judge.
: to mention (something) as a possible thing to be done, thought about, etc. : to suggest
She tossed out a couple of ideas for improving the company's website.
: to force (someone) to leave a place
They tossed him out of the bar after he started a fight.

Examples of toss out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The ridiculous parking minimums now in place for new buildings, requiring underground spaces that (the city says) cost developers up to $67,500 per spot, would be tossed out. Curbed, 21 Sep. 2023 The job includes spraying fans but also leading chants and tossing out items like T-shirts, hats and bobbleheads. Abigail Gruskin, Baltimore Sun, 12 Sep. 2023 But for Indiana to reach six wins and bowl eligibility, these are the type of plays and penalties that must be tossed out of the equation. Zion Brown, The Indianapolis Star, 9 Sep. 2023 Last month, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans tossed out the criminal conviction of a Mississippi man who was stopped by police last year for driving without a license plate. David G. Savage, Los Angeles Times, 15 Sep. 2023 The new map was drawn after the Supreme Court tossed out the state’s initial congressional boundaries on similar grounds, and only included one majority-Black district despite the court’s concerns. Mark Murray, NBC News, 12 Sep. 2023 Extra innings features a pitcher, catcher and one fielder, and the batter must try to round the bases before he's tossed out. Expect lots of dancing, over-the-top scoring celebrations and so much yellow. Hannah Kirby, Journal Sentinel, 8 Sep. 2023 John Dehlin, a podcaster who had disputed aspects of Latter-day Saint teachings, was tossed out in 2015. Peggy Fletcher Stack, The Salt Lake Tribune, 3 Sep. 2023 The trails running through Sea Pines Forest Preserve are particularly pretty and include wetland boardwalks over marshes full of wading birds, scenic bridges, and places to stop for a picnic or toss out a fishing line from a dock. Terry Ward, Travel + Leisure, 26 Aug. 2023 See More

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“Toss out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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