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toss

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of toss

  1. 1 to make a series of unsteady side-to-side motions <the boat tossed to and fro in the heavy seas> Synonyms careen, lurch, pitch, roll, seesaw, sway, rock, wobble (also wabble)Related Words blunder, buck, dodder, falter, flounder, halt, hitch, hobble, jerk, jolt, reel, shake, stagger, stumble, teeter, toddle, totter, tumble, vacillate, vibrate, waddle, waver, weave; oscillate, undulate, wag, waggle

  2. 2 to make jerky or restless movements <tossed and turned in bed all night, unable to sleep in the heat> Synonyms fiddle, jerk, jig, jiggle, squiggle, squirm, thrash, thresh, fidget, twist, twitch, wiggle, wriggle, writheRelated Words flit, flutter, twitter; quake, quiver, shake, shiver, shudder, tremble; paceNear Antonyms relax, rest, unwind; calm (down), still

  3. 3 to send through the air especially with a quick forward motion of the arm <toss that football over here> Synonyms cast, catapult, chuck, dash, fire, fling, heave, hurl, hurtle, launch, lob, loft, peg, pelt, pitch, sling, throwRelated Words bowl, dart, flip, gun, hook, pass, roll, shoot; buck, eject, impel, precipitate, project, propel, rifle, thrust

  4. 4 to get rid of as useless or unwanted <we need to go through the basement and toss whatever we don't use> Synonyms cashier, cast (off), chuck, deep-six, ditch, dump, eighty-six (or 86), exorcise (also exorcize), fling (off or away), jettison, junk, lay by, lose, pitch, reject, scrap, shed, shuck (off), slough (off) also sluff (off), throw away, throw out, discard, unloadRelated Words abandon, abdicate, desert, forsake; dismiss, kick out; abolish, annihilate, eliminate, eradicate, expunge, exterminate, extinguish, extirpate, liquidate, remove, root (out), stamp (out), wipe outNear Antonyms adopt, embrace, take on; employ, use, utilize; hold, hold back, keep, retain




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