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TOSS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does toss mean? 

TOSS (noun)
  The noun TOSS has 3 senses:

1. the act of flipping a coin
2. (sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team
3. an abrupt movement

  Familiarity information: TOSS used as a noun is uncommon.


TOSS (verb)
  The verb TOSS has 6 senses:

1. throw or toss with a light motion
2. lightly throw to see which side comes up
3. throw carelessly
4. move or stir about violently
5. throw or cast away
6. agitate

  Familiarity information: TOSS used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


TOSS (noun)


Sense 1toss [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of flipping a coin

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

toss; flip

Hypernyms ("toss" is a kind of...):

throw (casting an object in order to determine an outcome randomly)


Sense 2toss [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

toss; flip; pass

Context example:

the pass was fumbled

Hypernyms ("toss" is a kind of...):

throw (the act of throwing (propelling something through the air with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist))

Domain category:

athletics; sport (an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "toss"):

centering; snap ((American football) putting the ball in play by passing it (between the legs) to a back)


Sense 3toss [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An abrupt movement

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

a toss of his head

Hypernyms ("toss" is a kind of...):

motility; motion; move; movement (a change of position that does not entail a change of location)


TOSS (verb)


Sense 1toss [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Throw or toss with a light motion

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

toss; sky; pitch; flip

Context examples:

flip me the beachball / toss me newspaper

Hypernyms (to "toss" is one way to...):

fling (throw with force or recklessness)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "toss"):

submarine (throw with an underhand motion)

lag (throw or pitch at a mark, as with coins)

throw back; toss back (throw back with a quick, light motion)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something PP

Sentence example:

The children toss the ball


Sense 2toss [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lightly throw to see which side comes up

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

flip; toss

Context example:

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

Hypernyms (to "toss" is one way to...):

turn (change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

They toss the coin


Sense 3toss [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Throw carelessly

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

chuck; toss

Context example:

chuck the ball

Hypernyms (to "toss" is one way to...):

throw (project through the air)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something PP

Sentence example:

The children toss the ball


Sense 4toss [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move or stir about violently

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

thresh about; thresh; thrash about; jactitate; thrash; convulse; toss; slash

Context example:

The feverish patient thrashed around in his bed

Hypernyms (to "toss" is one way to...):

agitate; shake (move or cause to move back and forth)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "toss"):

whip (thrash about flexibly in the manner of a whiplash)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s


Sense 5toss [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Throw or cast away

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

toss away; throw away; discard; chuck out; cast away; cast aside; toss out; cast out; dispose; put away; throw out; fling; toss

Context example:

Put away your worries

Hypernyms (to "toss" is one way to...):

get rid of; remove (dispose of)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "toss"):

de-access (dispose of by selling)

liquidize; sell out; sell up (get rid of all one's merchandise)

abandon (forsake, leave behind)

pension off; retire (dispose of; as of old clothes)

dump (throw away as refuse)

waste (get rid of)

junk; scrap; trash (dispose of (something useless or old))

jettison (throw away, of something encumbering)

deep-six; give it the deep six (toss out; get rid of)

unlearn (discard something previously learnt, like an old habit)

close out (terminate by selling off or disposing of)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 6toss [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Agitate

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

toss the salad

Hypernyms (to "toss" is one way to...):

agitate; commove; disturb; raise up; shake up; stir up; vex (change the arrangement or position of)

"Toss" entails doing...:

amalgamate; commix; mingle; mix; unify (to bring or combine together or with something else)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "toss"):

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

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something

Sentence example:

The chefs toss the vegetables


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