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  1. toss
    IPA[tôs]
  2. verb

    noun

    • 1. an action or instance of tossing something:

      a defiant toss of her head the toss of a coin
    • 2. the action of tossing a coin as a method of deciding which team has the right to make a particular decision at the beginning of a game:

      we'd win the toss and keep the ball
  3. Variation

    • v.: verb: toss, 3rd person present: tosses, gerund or present participle: tossing, past tense: tossed, past participle: tossed

    • verb

      throw (something) somewhere lightly or casually:

      (of a horse) throw (a rider) off its back.

    • noun

      an act or instance of tossing something:

      the action of tossing a coin as a method of deciding which team has the right to make a particular decision at the beginning of a game:

    • noun

      the tossing of a coin to make a decision between two alternatives.

      a situation in which all outcomes or options are equally possible or equally attractive:

    • noun

      the tossing of a coin to make a decision between two alternatives.

      a situation in which any of two or more outcomes or options is equally possible or equally attractive:

    • noun

      a ball pitched right up to the batsman.
    • adverb

      without the ball having touched the ground.
    • drink something rapidly or all at once

      produce something rapidly or without thought or effort

    • noun

      a gambling game in which the player who manages to throw a coin closest to a mark gets to toss all the coins, winning those that land with the head up.
    • turn a pancake by flipping it into the air so that it lands in the pan on its opposite side
    • dispute a decision or choice already made
    • fall off a horse
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