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English noun: toss

1. toss (act) the act of flipping a coin


Synonymsflip


Broader (hypernym)throw

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


SamplesThe pass was fumbled.


Synonymsflip, pass


Broader (hypernym)throw


Narrower (hyponym)centering, snap


Domain categoryathletics, sport

3. toss (act) an abrupt movement


SamplesA toss of his head.


Broader (hypernym)motility, motion, move, movement


English verb: toss

1. toss (contact) throw or toss with a light motion


SamplesFlip me the beachball.
Toss me newspaper.


ExamplesThe children toss the ball


Synonymsflip, pitch, sky


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)fling


Narrower (hyponym)lag, submarine, throw back, toss back

2. toss (motion) lightly throw to see which side comes up


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


ExamplesThey toss the coin


Synonymsflip


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)turn

3. toss (contact) throw carelessly


SamplesChuck the ball.


ExamplesThe children toss the ball


Synonymschuck


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)throw

4. toss (motion) move or stir about violently


SamplesThe feverish patient thrashed around in his bed.


Synonymsconvulse, jactitate, slash, thrash, thrash about, thresh, thresh about


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)agitate, shake


Narrower (hyponym)whip

5. toss (possession) throw or cast away


SamplesPut away your worries.


Synonymscast aside, cast away, cast out, chuck out, discard, dispose, fling, put away, throw away, throw out, toss away, toss out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)get rid of, remove


Narrower (hyponym)abandon, close out, de-access, deep-six, dump, give it the deep six, jettison, junk, liquidize, retire, scrap, sell out, sell up, trash, unlearn, waste

6. toss (contact) agitate


SamplesToss the salad.


ExamplesThe chefs toss the vegetables


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)agitate, commove, disturb, raise up, shake up, stir up, vex


Narrower (hyponym)tumble


Entailamalgamate, commix, mingle, mix, unify









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