Definitions for: Toss


[n] (sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team; "the pass was fumbled"
[n] the act of flipping a coin
[v] agitate; "toss the salad"
[v] throw or toss with a light motion; "flip me the beachball"; "toss me newspaper"
[v] throw carelessly; "chuck the ball"
[v] move or stir about violently; "The feverish patient thrashed around in his bed"
[v] lightly throw to see which side comes up, as of coins; "I don't know what to do--I may as well flip a coin!"
[v] throw or cast away; "Put away your worries"



Webster (1913) Definition: Toss, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tossed ; (less properly
Tost ); p. pr. & vb. n. Tossing.] [ W. tosiaw, tosio, to
jerk, toss, snatch, tosa quick jerk, a toss, a snatch. ]
1. To throw with the hand; especially, to throw with the palm
of the hand upward, or to throw upward; as, to toss a
ball.

2. To lift or throw up with a sudden or violent motion; as,
to toss the head.

He tossed his arm aloft, and proudly told me, He
would not stay. --Addison.

3. To cause to rise and fall; as, a ship tossed on the waves
in a storm.

We being exceedingly tossed with a tempeat. --Act
xxvii. 18.

4. To agitate; to make restless.

Calm region once, And full of peace, now tossed and
turbulent. --Milton.

5. Hence, to try; to harass.

Whom devils fly, thus is he tossed of men.
--Herbert.

6. To keep in play; to tumble over; as, to spend four years
in tossing the rules of grammar. [Obs.] --Ascham.

To toss off, to drink hastily.

To toss the cars.See under Oar, n.


Toss, v. i.
1. To roll and tumble; to be in violent commotion; to write;
to fling.

To toss and fling, and to be restless, only frets
and enreges our pain. --Tillotson.

2. To be tossed, as a fleet on the ocean. --Shak.

To toss for, to throw dice or a coin to determine the
possession of; to gamble for.

To toss up, to throw a coin into the air, and wager on
which side it will fall, or determine a question by its
fall. --Bramsion.


Toss, n.
1. A throwing upward, or with a jerk; the act of tossing; as,
the toss of a ball.

2. A throwing up of the head; a particular manner of raising
the head with a jerk. --Swift.

Synonyms: cast aside, cast away, cast out, chuck, chuck out, convulse, discard, dispose, fling, flip, flip, flip, jactitate, pass, pitch, put away, sky, slash, thrash, thrash about, thresh, thresh about, throw away, throw out, toss away, toss out

See Also: abandon, agitate, agitate, amalgamate, centering, close out, commix, commove, de-access, deep-six, disturb, dump, fling, get rid of, give it the deep six, jettison, junk, lag, liquidize, mingle, mix, pension off, raise up, remove, retire, scrap, sell off, sell out, sell up, shake, shake up, snap, stir up, submarine, throw, throw, throw back, toss back, trash, tumble, turn, unify, unlearn, vex, waste, whip

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