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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.
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    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
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  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?
  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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