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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  • 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

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