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English verb: toss off

1. toss off (creation) write quickly

SamplesShe dashed off a note to her husband saying she would not be home for supper.
He scratched off a thank-you note to the hostess.

ExamplesDid he toss off his major works over a short period of time?

Synonymsdash off, fling off, knock off, scratch off

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)compose, indite, pen, write

Domain categoryauthorship, composition, penning, writing

2. toss off (consumption) drink down entirely

SamplesHe downed three martinis before dinner.
She killed a bottle of brandy that night.
They popped a few beer after work.

Synonymsbelt down, bolt down, down, drink down, kill, pop, pour down

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)drink, imbibe

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