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TOSS, v.t. pret. and pp. tossed or tost.

1. To throw with the hand; particularly, to throw with the palm of the hand upward, or to throw upward; as, to toss a ball.

2. To throw with violence.

3. To lift or throw up with a sudden or violent motion; as, to toss the head; or to toss up the head.

He toss'd his arm aloft.

4. To cause to rise and fall; as, to be tossed on the waves.

We, being exceedingly tossed with a tempest-- Acts 27.

5. To move one way and the other. Prov.21.

6. To agitate; to make restless.

Calm region once,

And full of peace, now tost and turbulent.

7. To keep in play; to tumble over; as, to spend four years in tossing the rules of grammar.

TOSS, v.i. To fling; to roll and tumble; to writhe; to be in violent commotion.

To toss and fling, and to be restless, only frets and enrages our pain.

1. To be tossed.

To toss up, is to throw a coin into the air and wager on what side it will fall.

TOSS, n. A throwing upward or with a jerk; the act of tossing; as the toss of a ball.

1. A throwing up of the head; a particular manner of raising the head with a jerk. It is much applied to horses, and may be applied to an affected manner of raising the head in men.



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TOSS, v.t. pret. and pp. tossed or tost.

1. To throw with the hand; particularly, to throw with the palm of the hand upward, or to throw upward; as, to toss a ball.

2. To throw with violence.

3. To lift or throw up with a sudden or violent motion; as, to toss the head; or to toss up the head.

He toss'd his arm aloft.

4. To cause to rise and fall; as, to be tossed on the waves.

We, being exceedingly tossed with a tempest-- Acts 27.

5. To move one way and the other. Prov.21.

6. To agitate; to make restless.

Calm region once,

And full of peace, now tost and turbulent.

7. To keep in play; to tumble over; as, to spend four years in tossing the rules of grammar.

TOSS, v.i. To fling; to roll and tumble; to writhe; to be in violent commotion.

To toss and fling, and to be restless, only frets and enrages our pain.

1. To be tossed.

To toss up, is to throw a coin into the air and wager on what side it will fall.

TOSS, n. A throwing upward or with a jerk; the act of tossing; as the toss of a ball.

1. A throwing up of the head; a particular manner of raising the head with a jerk. It is much applied to horses, and may be applied to an affected manner of raising the head in men.

TOSS, n.

  1. A throwing upward or with a jerk; the act of tossing; as, the toss of a ball.
  2. A throwing up of the head; a particular manner of raising the head with a jerk. It is much applied to horses, and may be applied to an affected manner of raising the head in men.

TOSS, v.i.

  1. To fling; to roll and tumble; to writhe; to be in violent commotion. To toss and fling, and to be restless, only frets and enrages our pain. Tillotson.
  2. To be tossed. Shak. To toss up, is to throw a coin into the air and wager on what side it will fall. Brampston.

TOSS, v.t. [pret. and pp. tossed or tost. W. tosiaw, to toss, to jerk. Qu. G. stossen, to thrust.]

  1. To throw with the hand; particularly, to throw with the palm of the hand upward, or to throw upward; as, to toss a ball.
  2. To throw with violence. Shak.
  3. To lift or throw up with a sudden or violent motion; as, to toss the head; or to toss up the head. He toss'd his arm aloft. Addison.
  4. To cause to rise and fall; as, to be tossed on the waves. We being exceedingly tossed with a tempest. Acts xxvii.
  5. To move one way and the other. Prov. xxi.
  6. To agitate; to make restless. Calm region once, / And fall of peace, now fast and turbulent. Milton.
  7. To keep in play; to tumble over; as, to spend four years in tossing the rules of grammar. Ascham.

Toss
  1. To throw with the hand] especially, to throw with the palm of the hand upward, or to throw upward; as, to toss a ball.
  2. To roll and tumble; to be in violent commotion; to write; to fling.

    To toss and fling, and to be restless, only frets and enreges our pain. Tillotson.

  3. A throwing upward, or with a jerk; the act of tossing; as, the toss of a ball.
  4. To lift or throw up with a sudden or violent motion; as, to toss the head.

    He tossed his arm aloft, and proudly told me,
    He would not stay.
    Addison.

  5. To be tossed, as a fleet on the ocean.

    Shak.

    To toss for, to throw dice or a coin to determine the possession of; to gamble for. -- To toss up, to throw a coin into the air, and wager on which side it will fall, or determine a question by its fall. Bramsion.

  6. A throwing up of the head; a particular manner of raising the head with a jerk.

    Swift.
  7. To cause to rise and fall; as, a ship tossed on the waves in a storm.

    We being exceedingly tossed with a tempeat. Act xxvii. 18.

  8. To agitate; to make restless.

    Calm region once,
    And full of peace, now tossed and turbulent.
    Milton.

  9. Hence, to try; to harass.

    Whom devils fly, thus is he tossed of men. Herbert.

  10. To keep in play; to tumble over; as, to spend four years in tossing the rules of grammar.

    [Obs.] Ascham.

    To toss off, to drink hastily. -- To toss the cars.See under Oar, n.

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Toss

TOSS, verb transitive preterit tense and participle passive tossed or tost.

1. To throw with the hand; particularly, to throw with the palm of the hand upward, or to throw upward; as, to toss a ball.

2. To throw with violence.

3. To lift or throw up with a sudden or violent motion; as, to toss the head; or to toss up the head.

He toss'd his arm aloft.

4. To cause to rise and fall; as, to be tossed on the waves.

We, being exceedingly tossed with a tempest-- Acts 27:18.

5. To move one way and the other. Proverbs 21:6.

6. To agitate; to make restless.

Calm region once,

And full of peace, now tost and turbulent.

7. To keep in play; to tumble over; as, to spend four years in tossing the rules of grammar.

TOSS, verb intransitive To fling; to roll and tumble; to writhe; to be in violent commotion.

To toss and fling, and to be restless, only frets and enrages our pain.

1. To be tossed.

To toss up, is to throw a coin into the air and wager on what side it will fall.

TOSS, noun A throwing upward or with a jerk; the act of tossing; as the toss of a ball.

1. A throwing up of the head; a particular manner of raising the head with a jerk. It is much applied to horses, and may be applied to an affected manner of raising the head in men.

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