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Definition of "toss" []

  • To throw lightly or casually or with a sudden slight jerk: tossed the shirt on the floor. See Synonyms at throw. (verb-transitive)
  • To throw, fling, or heave continuously about; pitch to and fro: boats that were tossed by the storm. (verb-transitive)
  • To throw upward: The bull tossed him over the fence. (verb-transitive)
  • To mix (a salad) lightly so as to cover with dressing. (verb-transitive)
  • To discuss informally; bandy: tossed the idea around. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "toss" in a sentence
  • "_toss_, some of the boys sat still, looking at Marco, and not knowing what to do; others raised their oars into the air, some one way and some another; and Joseph, who was a little discomposed by the rebuff he had met with, concluded that he would obey as literally as possible, let what would come of it and he gave his oar a high toss into the air."
  • "But if winning the coin toss is (nearly) tantamout to winning the overtime, then what is the point?"
  • "Once the coin toss is flipped, once 800 airplanes fly over, once the fireworks go off, once the top 15 singers in the country sing, once the circus gets done juggling and the elephants leave and the giraffes leave, I'm pretty sure my playbook is going to be the same."