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toss

 (tôs, tŏs)
v. tossed, toss·ing, toss·es
v.tr.
1. To throw lightly or casually or with a sudden jerk: tossed the shirt on the floor. See Synonyms at throw.
2.
a. To throw or propel upward: The bull tossed him over the fence.
b. To throw or propel to the ground: The horse tossed its rider.
c. To cause to move from side to side or up and down: boats that were tossed by the storm.
d. To move or lift (the head) with a sudden motion.
3. To mix (food) lightly so as to cover with dressing or sauce: toss a salad.
4. To discuss informally; bandy: tossed the idea around.
5.
a. To flip (coins) in order to decide an issue.
b. To flip coins with: I'll toss you to see who goes first.
6.
a. To put in a given position, condition, or situation: tossed the suspect in jail.
b. To throw away; discard: I tossed the newspaper after reading it.
c. To disqualify or eject: The starter was tossed for throwing illegal pitches.
v.intr.
1. To be thrown here and there; be flung to and fro or up and down: The canoe tossed about on the waves.
2. To move about restlessly; twist and turn: toss in one's sleep.
3. To flip a coin to decide an issue.
n.
1.
a. The act of tossing something: the toss of a hat.
b. The distance that something is or can be tossed.
2. An abrupt upward movement, as of the head.
3. A flipping of a coin to decide an issue: The home team won the toss and elected to receive.
Phrasal Verbs:
toss down Informal
To drink in one draft by suddenly tilting.
toss off Informal
1. To drink up in one draft.
2. To do or finish quickly or casually: tosses off a blog entry every other day.
Idiom:
toss (one's) cookies
To vomit.

[Middle English tossen, possibly of Scandinavian origin.]

toss′er n.

toss

(tɒs)
vb
1. (tr) to throw lightly or with a flourish, esp with the palm of the hand upwards
2. to fling or be flung about, esp constantly or regularly in an agitated or violent way: a ship tosses in a storm.
3. to discuss or put forward for discussion in an informal way
4. (tr) (of an animal such as a horse) to throw (its rider)
5. (tr) (of an animal) to butt with the head or the horns and throw into the air: the bull tossed the matador.
6. (tr) to shake, agitate, or disturb
7. to toss up a coin with (someone) in order to decide or allot something: I'll toss you for it; let's toss for it.
8. (intr) to move away angrily or impatiently: she tossed out of the room.
n
9. an abrupt movement
10. a rolling or pitching motion
11. the act or an instance of tossing
12. the act of tossing up a coin. See toss up1
13. a fall from a horse or other animal
14. argue the toss to wrangle or dispute at length
15. give a toss slang to be concerned or interested (esp in the phrase not give a toss)
[C16: of Scandinavian origin; related to Norwegian, Swedish tossa to strew]

toss

(tɔs, tɒs)
v.t.
1. to throw, pitch, or fling, esp. to throw lightly or carelessly.
2. to throw or send from one to another, as in play: to toss a ball.
3. to pitch with irregular or careless motions; jerk about.
4. to agitate, disturb, or disquiet.
5. to throw, raise, or jerk upward suddenly, as the head.
6. to interject (a remark, comment, etc.) in a sudden, offhand manner.
7. to throw (a coin) into the air in order to decide something by the side turned up when it falls (sometimes fol. by up).
8. to toss a coin with (someone).
9. to stir or mix (a salad) lightly until the ingredients are coated with the dressing.
v.i.
10. to pitch, sway, or move irregularly, as a ship on a rough sea.
11. to fling or jerk oneself or move restlessly about, esp. on a bed or couch.
12. to throw something.
13. to throw a coin into the air in order to decide something by the way it falls (sometimes fol. by up).
14. to go with a fling of the body.
15. toss off,
a. to accomplish quickly or easily.
b. to consume rapidly, esp. to drink up in one swallow.
n.
16. an act or instance of tossing.
17. a pitching about or up and down.
18. a throw or pitch.
20. a sudden fling or jerk, esp. of the head.
[1595–1605; orig. uncertain]
toss′er, n.

toss

  • fungo - A baseball drill in which a batter tosses a ball in the air and hits it as it descends, probably from Scottish fung, "to pitch, toss, fling."
  • jactitating, jactitation, jactation - If you toss and turn at night, you are jactitating; jactitation or jactation is restless tossing or twitching.
  • saute - A form of French sauter, it means "to leap or cause to toss."
  • walk - First meant "roll," "toss," or "move about; go"—from Old English wealcan, "to roll."

toss


Past participle: tossed
Gerund: tossing

Imperative
toss
toss
Present
I toss
you toss
he/she/it tosses
we toss
you toss
they toss
Preterite
I tossed
you tossed
he/she/it tossed
we tossed
you tossed
they tossed
Present Continuous
I am tossing
you are tossing
he/she/it is tossing
we are tossing
you are tossing
they are tossing
Present Perfect
I have tossed
you have tossed
he/she/it has tossed
we have tossed
you have tossed
they have tossed
Past Continuous
I was tossing
you were tossing
he/she/it was tossing
we were tossing
you were tossing
they were tossing
Past Perfect
I had tossed
you had tossed
he/she/it had tossed
we had tossed
you had tossed
they had tossed
Future
I will toss
you will toss
he/she/it will toss
we will toss
you will toss
they will toss
Future Perfect
I will have tossed
you will have tossed
he/she/it will have tossed
we will have tossed
you will have tossed
they will have tossed
Future Continuous
I will be tossing
you will be tossing
he/she/it will be tossing
we will be tossing
you will be tossing
they will be tossing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been tossing
you have been tossing
he/she/it has been tossing
we have been tossing
you have been tossing
they have been tossing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been tossing
you will have been tossing
he/she/it will have been tossing
we will have been tossing
you will have been tossing
they will have been tossing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been tossing
you had been tossing
he/she/it had been tossing
we had been tossing
you had been tossing
they had been tossing
Conditional
I would toss
you would toss
he/she/it would toss
we would toss
you would toss
they would toss
Past Conditional
I would have tossed
you would have tossed
he/she/it would have tossed
we would have tossed
you would have tossed
they would have tossed

toss

1. To turn over the contents of a pan by throwing the food lightly upwards.
2. To use utensils to lift and turn a salad, mixing it with a dressing in the process.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.toss - the act of flipping a cointoss - the act of flipping a coin    
throw - casting an object in order to determine an outcome randomly; "he risked his fortune on a throw of the dice"
2.toss - (sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your teamtoss - (sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team; "the pass was fumbled"
throw - the act of throwing (propelling something with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist); "the catcher made a good throw to second base"
centering, snap - (American football) putting the ball in play by passing it (between the legs) to a back; "the quarterback fumbled the snap"
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
3.toss - an abrupt movement; "a toss of his head"
movement, motility, motion, move - a change of position that does not entail a change of location; "the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise"; "movement is a sign of life"; "an impatient move of his hand"; "gastrointestinal motility"
Verb1.toss - throw or toss with a light motiontoss - throw or toss with a light motion; "flip me the beachball"; "toss me newspaper"
fling - throw with force or recklessness; "fling the frisbee"
submarine - throw with an underhand motion
lag - throw or pitch at a mark, as with coins
throw back, toss back - throw back with a quick, light motion; "She tossed back her head"
2.toss - lightly throw to see which side comes uptoss - lightly throw to see which side comes up; "I don't know what to do--I may as well flip a coin!"
turn - change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense; "Turn towards me"; "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face"; "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs"
3.toss - throw carelesslytoss - throw carelessly; "chuck the ball"  
throw - propel through the air; "throw a frisbee"
4.toss - move or stir about violently; "The feverish patient thrashed around in his bed"
shake, agitate - move or cause to move back and forth; "The chemist shook the flask vigorously"; "My hands were shaking"
whip - thrash about flexibly in the manner of a whiplash; "The tall grass whipped in the wind"
5.toss - throw or cast awaytoss - throw or cast away; "Put away your worries"
unlearn - discard something previously learnt, like an old habit
deep-six, give it the deep six - toss out; get rid of; "deep-six these old souvenirs!"
jettison - throw away, of something encumbering
junk, scrap, trash - dispose of (something useless or old); "trash these old chairs"; "junk an old car"; "scrap your old computer"
waste - get rid of; "We waste the dirty water by channeling it into the sewer"
get rid of, remove - dispose of; "Get rid of these old shoes!"; "The company got rid of all the dead wood"
dump - throw away as refuse; "No dumping in these woods!"
retire - dispose of (something no longer useful or needed); "She finally retired that old coat"
abandon - forsake, leave behind; "We abandoned the old car in the empty parking lot"
liquidize, sell out, sell up - get rid of all one's merchandise
de-access - dispose of by selling; "the museum sold off its collection of French impressionists to raise money"; "the publishing house sold off one of its popular magazines"
close out - terminate by selling off or disposing of; "He closed out his line of sports cars"
6.toss - agitatetoss - agitate; "toss the salad"    
tumble - put clothes in a tumbling barrel, where they are whirled about in hot air, usually with the purpose of drying; "Wash in warm water and tumble dry"
raise up, commove, disturb, stir up, vex, shake up, agitate - change the arrangement or position of

toss

verb
1. throw, pitch, hurl, fling, project, launch, cast, shy, chuck (informal), flip, propel, sling, lob (informal) He screwed the paper up and tossed it into the fire.
2. throw back, jerk, jolt Gasping, she tossed her hair out of her face.
3. flip, spin, flick We tossed a coin to decide who would go out and buy buns.
4. shake, turn, mix, stir, tumble, agitate, jiggle Toss the apple slices in the mixture.
5. heave, labour, rock, roll, pitch, lurch, jolt, wallow The small boat tossed about in the high seas like a cork.
6. thrash (about), twitch, wriggle, squirm, writhe I felt as though I'd been tossing and turning all night.
noun
1. throw, cast, pitch, shy, fling, lob (informal) Decisions are almost made with the toss of a die.

toss

verb
1. To send through the air with a motion of the hand or arm:
Informal: fire.
2. To move vigorously from side to side or up and down:
3. To swing about or strike at wildly:
4. To twist and turn, as in pain, struggle, or embarrassment:
5. To impair or destroy the composure of:
Informal: rattle.
6. To throw (a coin) in order to decide something:
Idiom: call heads or tails.
phrasal verb
toss around
To speak together and exchange ideas and opinions about:
bandy (about), discuss, moot, talk over, thrash out (or over), thresh out (or over).
Informal: hash (over), kick around, knock about (or around).
Slang: rap.
phrasal verb
toss down or off
Informal. To take into the mouth and swallow (a liquid):
Informal: swig.
Slang: belt.
noun
An act of throwing:
Translations
قَذْف قِطَعَه معْدَنِيَّه للإقْتِراعيَتَقَلَّبيَتَمايَليَقْتَرِع بِقَذْف قِطْعَه مَعْدَنِيَّهيَقْذِف
hodhodithodit sipřevracet sevyhodit
kastesmidekast
viskata
baciti
hánykolódik
bylta sérkastkastakastast til, veltastvarpa hlutkesti, kasta upp á e-î
軽く投げる
가볍게 던지다
būti svaidomamlaimėti burtų keliumestimesti burtusmesti monetą
lozēšanamešanamest monētumest/sviest augšupmētāties
prehadzovať sa
premetavati sevrečizagnati
slänga
โยนเหรียญ
atmaatmakdönüp durmakfırlatmahavaya atmak/fırlatmak
quăng nhẹ

toss

[tɒs]
A. N
1. (= shake) [of head] → sacudida f
a toss of the headuna sacudida de cabeza
I don't give a toss (Brit) → me importa un bledo
2. (= throw) → echada f, tirada f; (by bull) → cogida f
the ball came to him full tossla pelota llegó a sus manos sin tocar la tierra
to take a toss (from horse) → caerse del caballo
3. [of coin] → tirada f, echada f (esp LAm)
to win/lose the tossganar/perder (a cara o cruz)
to argue the tossmachacar el asunto
B. VT
1. (= shake) → sacudir
the boat was tossed by the waveslas olas sacudían el barco
the horse tossed its headel caballo sacudió la cabeza
2. (= throw) → tirar, lanzar, echar, aventar (Mex); [bull] → coger (y lanzar al aire)
to toss sth to sbtirar or lanzar algo a algn
to toss sb in a blanketmantear a algn
to toss the caber (Scot) → lanzar troncos
to toss a coinechar a cara o cruz
I'll toss you for itlo echamos a cara o cruz
to toss a pancakedar la vuelta a or voltear una tortita
to toss a saladmezclar una ensalada HIGHLAND GAMES
C. VI
1. (also toss about, toss around) → sacudirse, agitarse; [boat] (gently) → balancearse sobre las ondas; (violently) → ser sacudido por las ondas
to toss (in one's sleep); toss and turndar vueltas or revolverse (en la cama)
2. (also toss up) → echar a cara o cruz (Sport) → sortear (for sth algo) we tossed (up) for the last piece of cakenos jugamos or echamos a cara o cruz el último trozo de pastel
we'll toss (up) to see who does itecharemos a cara o cruz quién lo hace
toss about toss around
A. VT + ADVlanzar acá y allá
the currents tossed the boat aboutlas corrientes zarandeaban el barco
B. VI + ADV = toss C1
toss aside VT + ADV [+ object] → echar a un lado, apartar bruscamente; [+ person] → abandonar; [+ objection] → desechar, desestimar
toss away VT + ADVechar, tirar
toss off
A. VT + ADV
1. [+ poem etc] → escribir rapidísimamente
to toss off a drinkbeberse algo de un trago
2. (= masturbate) → hacer una paja a
B. VI + ADV (= masturbate) → hacerse una paja
toss over VT + ADV to toss a book over to sbtirar un libro a algn
toss it over!¡dámelo!
toss up
A. VT + ADV [+ coin] → echar a cara o cruz
B. VI + ADV = toss C2

toss

[ˈtɒs]
vt
(= throw) [+ ball] → lancer; [+ object] → jeter
to toss sth into sth → jeter qch dans qch
to toss sb sth → lancer qch à qn
(= throw about) [+ plane, boat] → ballotter
The sea tossed the small boat like a cork → La mer ballottait le petit bateau comme une coquille de noix.
(= turn over) to toss a salad → tourner une salade, fatiguer une salade
to toss pancakes → faire sauter des crêpes
to toss a coin → jouer à pile ou face
[+ head, hair] → rejeter en arrière
vi
to toss and turn (in bed)se tourner et se retourner
I've been tossing and turning all night → Je me suis tourné et retourné toute la nuit.
to toss for sth (British)jouer qch à pile ou face
Shall we toss for it? → On joue ça à pile ou face?
n
(= movement) [head] → mouvement m brusque
with a toss of her head → avec un mouvement de la tête
[coin] → tirage m à pile ou face; (in sport)toss m
to win the toss (in sport)gagner le toss
to lose the toss → perdre le toss
to decide sth by the toss of a coin → décider qch à pile ou face
I don't give a toss (British)je m'en fous
I don't give a toss what people think → Je m'en fous de ce que les gens pensent.toss-up [ˈtɒsʌp] n
it's a toss-up whether → nul ne sait si

toss

n
(= throw)Wurf m; to take a toss (from horse) → abgeworfen werden; with a proud toss of her headmit einer stolzen Kopfbewegung
(of coin)Münzwurf m; to win/lose the toss (esp Sport) → die Seitenwahl gewinnen/verlieren; there is no point in arguing the toss (with me) (Brit) → es hat keinen Sinn, (mit mir) darüber zu streiten or (mit mir) herumzustreiten; there’ll always be somebody who’ll want to argue the toss (Brit) → es gibt immer einen, der Einwände hat; I don’t give a toss about … (Brit inf) → … ist mir völlig schnuppe (inf)
vt
(= throw) ballwerfen; saladanmachen; pancakewenden (durch Hochwerfen); riderabwerfen; to toss something to somebodyjdm etw zuwerfen; toss it (US, rubbish) → schmeiß or wirf es weg; toss it over!wirf es herüber, schmeiß mal her (inf); to toss something asideetw zur Seite werfen; to toss somebody asidejdn fallen lassen; tossing the caberBaumstammwerfen nt; to be tossed by a bullauf die Hörner genommen werden; to be tossed by a horsevom Pferd (ab)geworfen werden
(= move)schütteln, zerren an (+dat); the boat, tossed by the wind …das Boot, vom Wind hin und her geworfen, …; to toss one’s headden Kopf zurückwerfen or hochwerfen; to toss one’s hairdas Haar nach hinten werfen
to toss a coineine Münze (zum Losen) hochwerfen; we settled it by tossing a coinwir haben eine Münze hochgeworfen und es ausgeknobelt; to toss somebody for somethingmit jdm (durch Münzenwerfen) um etw knobeln; I’ll toss you for itlass uns darum knobeln
vi
(ship) → rollen; (corn) → wogen; (plumes) → flattern; to toss and turn (in bed)sich (im Bett) hin und her wälzen or hin und her werfen2
(with coin) → (durch Münzenwerfen) knobeln; to toss for somethingum etw knobeln

toss

[tɒs]
1. n
a. (movement, of head) → scrollata
to take a toss (from horse) → fare una caduta
b. (of coin) → lancio
to win/lose the toss → vincere/perdere a testa e croce (Sport) → vincere/perdere il sorteggio
it's pointless to argue the toss (Brit) (fam) → è inutile stare a discutere
2. vt
a. (repeatedly) → muovere bruscamente, scuotere
the boat was tossed by the waves → l'imbarcazione era sballottata dalle onde
b. (throw, ball) → lanciare, gettare; (head) → scuotere; (subj, horse, head) → tirare su; (mane) → agitare; (rider) → disarcionare; (subj, bull) → lanciare in aria
to toss sth to sb → lanciare qc a qn
to toss salad → mescolare l'insalata
to toss a pancake → far saltare una crêpe
to toss a coin → lanciare in aria una moneta, fare a testa o croce
I'll toss you for it → ce lo giochiamo a testa e croce
3. vi
a. (also toss about, toss around) → agitarsi; (boat) → rollare e beccheggiare
to toss (in one's sleep), toss and turn (in bed) → agitarsi nel sonno, girarsi e rigirarsi
b. (also toss up) → tirare a sorte, fare a testa e croce
we tossed (up) for the last piece of cake → abbiamo fatto a testa e croce per l'ultima fetta di torta
toss off
1. vt + adv
a. (drink) → buttare giù; (book, letter) → sfornare
b. (Brit) (fam!) (masturbate) → fare una sega a (fam!)
to toss o.s. off → farsi una sega (fam!)
2. vi + adv (Brit) (fam!) (masturbate) → farsi una sega (fam!)

toss

(tos) verb
1. to throw into or through the air. She tossed the ball up into the air.
2. (often with about) to throw oneself restlessly from side to side. She tossed about all night, unable to sleep.
3. (of a ship) to be thrown about. The boat tossed wildly in the rough sea.
4. to throw (a coin) into the air and decide a matter according to (a correct guess about) which side falls uppermost. They tossed a coin to decide which of them should go first.
noun
an act of tossing.
toss up
to toss a coin to decide a matter. We tossed up (to decide) whether to go to the play or the ballet.
win/lose the toss
to guess rightly or wrongly which side of the coin will fall uppermost. He won the toss so he started the game.

toss

يَقْذِفُ hodit kaste werfen ρίχνω voltear viskata ballotter baciti gettare 軽く投げる 가볍게 던지다 slingeren slenge podrzucić atirar бросать slänga โยนเหรียญ atmak quăng nhẹ
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Why, yes, sir," said Archer, who usually tossed off half a dozen papers with his morning coffee.
O'Dowd said that her "Glorvina was not afraid of any man alive, let alone a Frenchman," and tossed off a glass of beer with a wink which expressed her liking for the beverage.
I tossed off the clothes,' said Giles, throwing away the table-cloth, and looking very hard at the cook and housemaid,
The sergeant tossed off his glass again and seemed quite ready for another glass.
They all tossed off their glasses, and crowded round Zverkov to kiss him.
Grand masses of cloud were hurried across the blue, and the great round hills behind the Chase seemed alive with their flying shadows; the sun was hidden for a moment, and then shone out warm again like a recovered joy; the leaves, still green, were tossed off the hedgerow trees by the wind; around the farmhouses there was a sound of clapping doors; the apples fell in the orchards; and the stray horses on the green sides of the lanes and on the common had their manes blown about their faces.
When two o'clock arrived the professional reed-drawers tossed off the last half-pint in their flagon, put down their hooks, tied their last sheaves, and went away.
Sir John Suckling, a handsome and capricious representative of all the extravagances of the Court set, with whom he was enormously popular, tossed off with affected carelessness a mass of slovenly lyrics of which a few audaciously impudent ones are worthy to survive.
Tristram tossed off this happy formula with an assurance which the numerous class of persons suffering from an overdose of "culture" might have envied him.
He tossed off his liquor at a draught, and nodded to the butler, and went out.
He tossed off another half glass: holding it up both before and afterwards, so as to display his small, white hand.
He played ecarte, was the life of evening parties, tossed off glasses of champagne without wetting his lips, and knew all the songs of Beranger by heart.