toss - definition and synonyms


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present tense
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.

    1. a.



      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 out

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