Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
   
Display options
Show syllables
Show Lookup History
Double-Click Lookup
  Show Spanish support
  Show Word Combinations
 
Pronunciation
Wordsmyth
  Phonics
  IPA
 
Entry formats
Standard
  Classic
 
Lookup History
toss

toss

 
 
pronunciation:
taws [or] tas
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
phrases:
toss off
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: tossed, tosses, tossing
definition 1: to throw carelessly; fling.
 
synonyms:
chuck
similar words:
cast, fling, flip, heave, hurl, pitch, shy, sling, throw, tumble
definition 2: to throw back and forth, from one person to another.
Let's go toss the baseball.
similar words:
roll, throw
definition 3: to throw gently.
Please toss me the newspaper.
similar words:
chuck, hand, pass, throw
definition 4: to lift abruptly, esp. the head.
She tossed her head as she rose to speak.
similar words:
raise, rear, shake, stir
definition 5: to mix (food) gently, esp. in order to coat evenly with a sauce or dressing.
Please toss the salad.
similar words:
mix, stir
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to be thrown back and forth.
The ship tossed during the storm.
synonyms:
pitch, roll
similar words:
careen, churn, fret, lurch, rock, sway, thrash
definition 2: to move, fling, or throw oneself about.
She tossed in her sleep.
similar words:
churn, fret, roll, squirm, turn, writhe
phrase: toss off
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or an instance of tossing; pitch.
synonyms:
chuck
similar words:
cast, fling, hurl, pitch, throw
definition 2: an abrupt bodily movement, esp. of the head.
similar words:
flip, flounce, jerk, shake