Toss
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 hand upward, or to throw upward; as, to toss a ball. [1913 Webster]

2. To lift or throw up with a sudden or violent motion; as, to toss the head. [1913 Webster]

He tossed his arm aloft, and proudly told me, He would not stay. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

3. To cause to rise and fall; as, a ship tossed on the waves in a storm. [1913 Webster]

We being exceedingly tossed with a tempest. --Act xxvii. 18. [1913 Webster]

4. To agitate; to make restless. [1913 Webster]

Calm region once, And full of peace, now tossed and turbulent. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

5. Hence, to try; to harass. [1913 Webster]

Whom devils fly, thus is he tossed of men. --Herbert. [1913 Webster]

6. To keep in play; to tumble over; as, to spend four years in tossing the rules of grammar. [Obs.] --Ascham. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]


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  • Töss — La Töss à Zell Rikon. Caractéristiques Longueur 55,7 km Bassin Rhin km2 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • 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 — 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 — ► VERB 1) throw lightly or casually. 2) move from side to side or back and forth. 3) jerk (one s head or hair) sharply backwards. 4) throw (a coin) into the air so as to make a choice, based on which side of the coin faces uppermost when it lands …   English terms dictionary

  • Toss — Toss, n. 1. A throwing upward, or with a jerk; the act of tossing; as, the toss of a ball. [1913 Webster] 2. A throwing up of the head; a particular manner of raising the head with a jerk. Swift. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Töss — ist ein Fluss im Kanton Zürich, Schweiz, siehe Töss (Fluss) ein Stadtteil der Stadt Winterthur benannt nach dem Fluss, siehe Töss (Winterthur) Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wor …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • toss — [tɔs] n. m. ÉTYM. 1910; mot angl., de to toss « lancer en l air », d où « jouer à pile ou face ». ❖ ♦ Anglic. Sports. Tirage au sort (du côté du jeu, ou de la mise en jeu) au rugby, au tennis. 0 (…) les deux capitaines, Marconnot et Adrien… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • toss — (v.) c.1500, possibly from a Scandinavian source (Cf. dialectal Norw. tossa to strew, spread ). Related: Tossed; tossing. Food preparation sense (with reference to salad, etc.) is recorded from 1723. The noun meaning an act of throwing is first… …   Etymology dictionary

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