Possessed by this high-minded motive, undone by his conscience, he tosses away his own life instead.
Every few hours my neighbor comes out and tosses a ball to his dog.
But his poor showing is not for lack of trying, and the red meat he now tosses to the base is at least of a novel variety.
c.1500, possibly from a Scandinavian source (cf. dialectal Norwegian tossa "to strew, spread"). Related: Tossed; tossing. Food preparation sense (with reference to salad, etc.) is recorded from 1723. The noun meaning "an act of throwing" is first recorded 1650s. Tosspot "heavy drinker" is from 1560s. Toss-up "even matter" first recorded 1809, from earlier sense of "a flipping of a coin to arrive at a decision" (c.1700). Tosser as a term of contempt in British slang is recorded from 1977, probably from slang toss off "masturbate" (1969); cf. jerk (n.).
Angry; upset; pissed off: She was all torqued because he took someone else out
[1960s+ Black; probably somehow fr the sense ''twisted,'' found by 1572, and hence semantically akin to bent out of shape]