To toss for
Toss Toss, v. i. 1. To roll and tumble; to be in violent commotion; to write; to fling. [1913 Webster]

To toss and fling, and to be restless, only frets and enrages our pain. --Tillotson. [1913 Webster]

2. To be tossed, as a fleet on the ocean. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • To toss up — Toss Toss, v. i. 1. To roll and tumble; to be in violent commotion; to write; to fling. [1913 Webster] To toss and fling, and to be restless, only frets and enrages our pain. Tillotson. [1913 Webster] 2. To be tossed, as a fleet on the ocean.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To toss the oars — Oar Oar ([=o]r), n [AS. [=a]r; akin to Icel. [=a]r, Dan. aare, Sw. [*a]ra; perh. akin to E. row, v. Cf. {Rowlock}.] [1913 Webster] 1. An implement for impelling a boat, being a slender piece of timber, usually ash or spruce, with a grip or handle …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Toss — Toss, v. i. 1. To roll and tumble; to be in violent commotion; to write; to fling. [1913 Webster] To toss and fling, and to be restless, only frets and enrages our pain. Tillotson. [1913 Webster] 2. To be tossed, as a fleet on the ocean. Shak.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • toss — toss1 [tɔs US to:s] v [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: Probably from a Scandinavian language] 1.) [T] to throw something, especially something light, with a quick gentle movement of your hand toss sth into/onto etc sth ▪ She crumpled the letter and… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • toss — I n. flipping of a coin to decide an issue to lose; win the toss II v. 1) ( to turn and twist ) to toss restlessly (in one s sleep) 2) (A) ( to throw ) toss the ball to me; or: toss me the ball 3) (D; intr., tr.) to toss for ( to decide by… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • toss — 1 verb 1 THROW (T) to throw something, especially something light, with a quick gentle movement of your hand: toss sth into/down/out of etc: Toss that book over here, will you? | toss sth to sb: “Catch!” said Sandra, tossing her bag to him. |… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Toss bombing — (sometimes known as loft bombing) is a method of bombing where the attacking aircraft pulls upwards when releasing its bomb load, giving the bomb additional time of flight by starting its ballistic path with an upward vector.VariantsPop UpIn pop… …   Wikipedia

  • Toss Across — is a game first introduced in 1969 by the now defunct Ideal Toy Company. [Toss Across, [http://everything2.com/e2node/Toss%2520Across Everything2] , Retrieved on March 31, 2008] The game was designed by Marvin Glass and Associates and is now… …   Wikipedia

  • toss — [tôs, täs] vt. [prob. < Scand, as in Norw dial. tossa, to spread, strew; akin to MLowG tōsen, to tear, ME ( to) tusen, to pull to pieces < IE base * dā( i) , to part, tear > TEASE] 1. to throw or pitch about; fling here and there; buffet …   English World dictionary

  • toss — [[t]tɒ̱s, AM tɔ͟ːs[/t]] tosses, tossing, tossed 1) VERB If you toss something somewhere, you throw it there lightly, often in a rather careless way. [V n prep/adv] He screwed the paper into a ball and tossed it into the fire... [V n prep/adv] He… …   English dictionary

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