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verb toss pronunciation in British English /tɒs/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theytoss
he/she/ittosses
present participletossing
past tensetossed
past participletossed
  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.

    Synonyms and related words for this sense of toss
    Synonyms and related words for this sense of toss
    1. a.

      toss

      or

      toss up

      [intransitive/transitive] to throw a coin into the air and make a decision based on which side the coin falls on
  2. 2
    [transitive] to make something move up and down or from side to side

    The little boat was tossed roughly by the waves.

  3. 3
    [transitive] to mix food with a liquid so that it becomes covered in the liquid

    Can you toss the salad for me?

    Synonyms and related words for this sense of toss
  4. 4

    toss

    or

    toss out

    mainly American
    [transitive] informal to get rid of something because you do not want or need it

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