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. --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 throw up — Throw Throw, v. t. [imp. {Threw} (thr[udd]); p. p. {Thrown} (thr[=o]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Throwing}.] [OE. [thorn]rowen, [thorn]rawen, to throw, to twist, AS. [thorn]r[=a]wan to twist, to whirl; akin to D. draaijen, G. drehen, OHG. dr[=a]jan, L.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To toss off — Toss Toss, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tossed} ; (less properly {Tost} ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Tossing}.] [ W. tosiaw, tosio, to jerk, toss, snatch, tosa quick jerk, a toss, a snatch. ] 1. To throw with the hand; especially, to throw with the palm of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To toss the cars — Toss Toss, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tossed} ; (less properly {Tost} ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Tossing}.] [ W. tosiaw, tosio, to jerk, toss, snatch, tosa quick jerk, a toss, a snatch. ] 1. To throw with the hand; especially, to throw with the palm of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • toss-up — n 1.) it s a toss up spoken used when you do not know which of two things will happen, or which of two things to choose ▪ I don t know who ll get the job it s a toss up between Carl and Steve. 2.) [C usually singular] BrE an act of tossing a coin …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • toss-up — toss ,up noun singular INFORMAL the act of throwing a coin into the air and making a decision based on which side the coin falls on be a toss up used for saying that you do not know which of two things to choose or which of two things will happen …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Toss up — 1. weigh up in order to make a decision; 2. even chance: The election is a toss up …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • toss up — Australian Slang 1. weigh up in order to make a decision; 2. even chance: The election is a toss up …   English dialects glossary

  • toss-up question — noun During a classroom quiz or game show, a question posed to two opponents where both are able to answer by signaling, and depending on the rules, the one that responds with a correct answer gets either control of the game or to advance to a… …   Wiktionary

  • toss up — verb a) To make a decision based on chance, for example by flipping a coin or rolling a dice. b) To throw something upwards …   Wiktionary

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