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Definition of Toss


  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.
  3. To cause to rise and fall; as, a ship tossed on the waves in a storm.
  4. To agitate; to make restless.
  5. Hence, to try; to harass.
  6. To keep in play; to tumble over; as, to spend four years in tossing the rules of grammar.
  7. To roll and tumble; to be in violent commotion; to write; to fling.
  8. To be tossed, as a fleet on the ocean.
  9. A throwing upward, or with a jerk; the act of tossing; as, the toss of a ball.
  10. A throwing up of the head; a particular manner of raising the head with a jerk.

Toss Quotations

Up until now, the biggest question in society about video games has been what to do about violent games. But it's almost like society in general considers video games to be something of a nuisance, that they want to toss into the garbage can.
Shigeru Miyamoto

It is always with excitement that I wake up in the morning wondering what my intuition will toss up to me, like gifts from the sea. I work with it and rely on it. It's my partner.
Jonas Salk

Have an anchor so that life doesn't toss you around.
Debby Ryan

To me, I think people who don't think it's a big deal to toss a plastic bottle in the garbage are not only being irresponsible, but I think they're being disrespectful of all the other humans on earth.
Sophia Bush

I draw the line in the dust and toss the gauntlet before the feet of tyranny, and I say segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever.
George C. Wallace
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Toss Translations

toss in Dutch is gooien, opgooien
toss in German is schleudern, knobeln, werfen
toss in Italian is avventare
toss in Latin is vexo
toss in Portuguese is lance
toss in Spanish is arrojar
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