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Definition 1: (sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team - [noun denoting act]

Samples where toss or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the pass was fumbled

Synonyms for toss in the sense of this definition

(toss is a kind of ...) the act of throwing (propelling something with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist)

"the catcher made a good throw to second base"

(... is a kind of toss ) (American football) putting the ball in play by passing it (between the legs) to a back

"the quarterback fumbled the snap"

(toss belongs to category ...) an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition

Definition 2: the act of flipping a coin - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for toss in the sense of this definition

(toss is a kind of ...) casting an object in order to determine an outcome randomly

"he risked his fortune on a throw of the dice"

Definition 3: an abrupt movement - [noun denoting act]

Samples where toss or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a toss of his head

(toss is a kind of ...) a change of position that does not entail a change of location

"the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise" "movement is a sign of life" "an impatient move of his hand" "gastrointestinal motility"

Definition 4: agitate - [verb of contact]

Samples where toss or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • toss the salad

(toss is a kind of ...) change the arrangement or position of

(... is a kind of toss ) put clothes in a tumbling barrel, where they are whirled about in hot air, usually with the purpose of drying

"Wash in warm water and tumble dry"

(toss implies ...) to bring or combine together or with something else

"resourcefully he mingled music and dance"

Definition 5: throw or toss with a light motion - [verb of contact]

Samples where toss or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • flip me the beachball
  • toss me newspaper

Synonyms for toss in the sense of this definition

(toss is a kind of ...) throw with force or recklessness

"fling the frisbee"

(... is a kind of toss ) throw with an underhand motion

(... is a kind of toss ) throw or pitch at a mark, as with coins

(... is a kind of toss ) throw back with a quick, light motion

"She tossed back her head"

Definition 6: throw carelessly - [verb of contact]

Samples where toss or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • chuck the ball

Synonyms for toss in the sense of this definition

(toss is a kind of ...) propel through the air

"throw a frisbee"

Definition 7: lightly throw to see which side comes up - [verb of motion]

Samples where toss or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I don't know what to do--I may as well flip a coin!

Synonyms for toss in the sense of this definition

(toss is a kind of ...) change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense

"Turn towards me" "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face" "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs"

Definition 8: move or stir about violently - [verb of motion]

Samples where toss or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The feverish patient thrashed around in his bed

Synonyms for toss in the sense of this definition

(toss is a kind of ...) move or cause to move back and forth

"The chemist shook the flask vigorously" "My hands were shaking"

(... is a kind of toss ) thrash about flexibly in the manner of a whiplash

"The tall grass whipped in the wind"

Definition 9: throw or cast away - [verb of possession]

Samples where toss or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Put away your worries

Synonyms for toss in the sense of this definition

(toss is a kind of ...) dispose of

"Get rid of these old shoes!" "The company got rid of all the dead wood"

(... is a kind of toss ) discard something previously learnt, like an old habit

(... is a kind of toss ) dispose of by selling

"the museum sold off its collection of French impressionists to raise money" "the publishing house sold off one of its popular magazines"

(... is a kind of toss ) sell or get rid of all one's merchandise

(... is a kind of toss ) forsake, leave behind

"We abandoned the old car in the empty parking lot"

(... is a kind of toss ) dispose of (something no longer useful or needed)

"She finally retired that old coat"

(... is a kind of toss ) throw away as refuse

"No dumping in these woods!"

(... is a kind of toss ) get rid of

"We waste the dirty water by channeling it into the sewer"

(... is a kind of toss ) dispose of (something useless or old)

"trash these old chairs" "junk an old car" "scrap your old computer"

(... is a kind of toss ) throw away, of something encumbering

(... is a kind of toss ) toss out; get rid of

"deep-six these old souvenirs!"

(... is a kind of toss ) terminate by selling off or disposing of

"He closed out his line of sports cars"

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