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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

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 never threw an illegal pitch. The trouble is, once in a while I toss one that ain't never been seen by this generation.
Satchel Paige

Trees love to toss and sway; they make such happy noises.
Emily Carr

The economic game is not supposed to be rigged like some shady ring toss on a carnival midway.
Arianna Huffington
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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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