Thesaurus

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 of toss careen, lurch, pitch, roll, seesaw, sway, rock, wobble (also wabble)Words Related to toss 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 of toss fiddle, jerk, jig, jiggle, squiggle, squirm, thrash, thresh, fidget, twist, twitch, wiggle, wriggle, writheWords Related to toss flit, flutter, twitter; quake, quiver, shake, shiver, shudder, tremble; paceNear Antonyms of toss 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 of toss cast, catapult, chuck, dash, fire, fling, heave, hurl, hurtle, launch, lob, loft, peg, pelt, pitch, sling, throwWords Related to toss 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 of toss 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, unloadWords Related to toss abandon, abdicate, desert, forsake; dismiss, kick out; abolish, annihilate, eliminate, eradicate, expunge, exterminate, extinguish, extirpate, liquidate, remove, root (out), stamp (out), wipe outNear Antonyms of toss adopt, embrace, take on; employ, use, utilize; hold, hold back, keep, retain

Synonym Discussion of toss

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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