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verb toss pronunciation in American English /tɔs/
Word Forms
present tense
present participletossing
past tensetossed
past participletossed
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  1. 1
    [transitive] to throw something somewhere gently or in a slightly careless way

    She smiled at me, tossing her coat onto the chair.

    Brendon tossed the ball into the air.

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      toss up

      [intransitive/transitive] to throw a coin into the air and make a decision based on which side the coin falls on
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    toss out

    [transitive] informal to get rid of something because you do not want or need it
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    [transitive] to make something move up and down or from side to side

    The little boat was tossed roughly by the waves.

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    [transitive] to mix food with a liquid so that it becomes covered in the liquid

    Can you toss the salad for me?



to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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