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toss

verb

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1 to make a series of unsteady side-to-side motions
  • the boat tossed to and fro in the heavy seas

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2 to make jerky or restless movements
  • tossed and turned in bed all night, unable to sleep in the heat

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3 to send through the air especially with a quick forward motion of the arm
  • toss that football over here

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4 to get rid of as useless or unwanted
  • we need to go through the basement and toss whatever we don't use

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throw, cast, toss, fling, hurl, pitch, sling mean to cause to move swiftly through space by a propulsive movement or a propelling force. throw is general and interchangeable with the other terms but may specifically imply a distinctive motion with bent arm. can throw a fastball and a curve cast usually implies lightness in the thing thrown and sometimes a scattering. cast it to the winds toss suggests a light or careless or aimless throwing and may imply an upward motion. tossed the coat on the bed fling stresses a violent throwing. flung the ring back in his face hurl implies power as in throwing a massive weight. hurled himself at the intruder pitch suggests throwing carefully at a target. pitch horseshoes sling stresses either the use of whirling momentum in throwing or directness of aim. slung the bag over his shoulder

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The first known use of toss was in the 15th century

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“Toss.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/toss. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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