Toss

Definition of Toss

v. t.1.To throw with the hand; especially, to throw with the palm of the hand upward, or to throw upward; as, to toss a ball.
[imp. & p. p. Tossed ( ); (less properly Tost ); p. pr. & vb. n. Tossing.]
2.To lift or throw up with a sudden or violent motion; as, to toss the head.
He tossed his arm aloft, and proudly told me,
He would not stay.
- Addison.
3.To cause to rise and fall; as, a ship tossed on the waves in a storm.
We being exceedingly tossed with a tempest.
- Act xxvii. 18.
4.To agitate; to make restless.
Calm region once,
And full of peace, now tossed and turbulent.
- Milton.
5.Hence, to try; to harass.
Whom devils fly, thus is he tossed of men.
- Herbert.
6.To keep in play; to tumble over; as, to spend four years in tossing the rules of grammar.
To toss off
a - to drink hastily.
b - to accomplish easily or quickly.
c - to say in an offhand manner; as, to toss off a comment.
d - to masturbate; - British slang.
To toss the cars
See under Oar, n.
v. i.1.To roll and tumble; to be in violent commotion; to write; to fling.
To toss and fling, and to be restless, only frets and enrages our pain.
- Tillotson.
2.To be tossed, as a fleet on the ocean.
To toss for
to throw dice or a coin to determine the possession of; to gamble for.
To toss up
to throw a coin into the air, and wager on which side it will fall, or determine a question by its fall.
- Bramsion.
n.1.A throwing upward, or with a jerk; the act of tossing; as, the toss of a ball.
2.A throwing up of the head; a particular manner of raising the head with a jerk.

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