Definition for TOSS

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.

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