toss

When you lightly throw something, you toss it. You might toss your lifejacket and backpack into a canoe before climbing in with the paddles.

You can toss a baseball to your friend in the backyard, or toss your trash in a wastebasket when you're finished with lunch. You can also toss a coin or toss a salad. Another way to toss is to move back and forth — or thrash — like an insomniac in bed or a boat on a stormy ocean.

Definitions of toss
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v throw or toss with a light motion

toss me newspaper”
Synonyms:
flip, pitch, sky
Types:
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
Type of:
fling
throw with force or recklessness

v lightly throw to see which side comes up

Synonyms:
flip
Type of:
turn
change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense

v throw carelessly

Synonyms:
chuck
Type of:
throw
propel through the air

v agitate

toss the salad”
Types:
tumble
put clothes in a tumbling barrel, where they are whirled about in hot air, usually with the purpose of drying
Type of:
agitate, commove, disturb, raise up, shake up, stir up, vex
change the arrangement or position of

v move or stir about violently

Synonyms:
convulse, jactitate, slash, thrash, thrash about, thresh, thresh about
Types:
whip
thrash about flexibly in the manner of a whiplash
Type of:
agitate, shake
move or cause to move back and forth

v throw or cast away

Synonyms:
cast aside, cast away, cast out, chuck out, discard, dispose, fling, put away, throw away, throw out, toss away, toss out
Types:
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unlearn
discard something previously learnt, like an old habit
deep-six, give it the deep six
toss out; get rid of
jettison
throw away, of something encumbering
junk, scrap, trash
dispose of (something useless or old)
waste
get rid of
dump
throw away as refuse
retire
dispose of (something no longer useful or needed)
abandon
forsake; leave behind
liquidize, sell out, sell up
get rid of all one's merchandise
de-access
dispose of by selling
close out
terminate by selling off or disposing of
chuck, ditch
throw away
dispense with
forgo or do or go without
forego, forfeit, forgo, give up, throw overboard, waive
lose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime
consign
commit forever; commit irrevocably
Type of:
get rid of, remove
dispose of

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

Synonyms:
flip, pass
Types:
centering, snap
(American football) putting the ball in play by passing it (between the legs) to a back
Type of:
throw
the act of throwing (propelling something with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist)

n an abrupt movement

“a toss of his head”
Type of:
motility, motion, move, movement
a change of position that does not entail a change of location

n the act of flipping a coin

Synonyms:
flip
Type of:
throw
casting an object in order to determine an outcome randomly

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