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English noun: toss

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


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


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


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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