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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Toss \Toss\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tossed ; (less properly
Tost ); p. pr. & vb. n. Tossing.] [ W. tosiaw, tosio, to
jerk, toss, snatch, tosa quick jerk, a toss, a snatch. ]
1. To throw with the hand; especially, to throw with the palm
of the hand upward, or to throw upward; as, to toss a
2. 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.
3. To cause to rise and fall; as, a ship tossed on the waves
in a storm.
We being exceedingly tossed with a tempest. --Act
4. To agitate; to make restless.
Calm region once,
And full of peace, now tossed and turbulent.
5. Hence, to try; to harass.
Whom devils fly, thus is he tossed of men.
6. To keep in play; to tumble over; as, to spend four years
in tossing the rules of grammar. [Obs.] --Ascham.
To toss off,
(a) to drink hastily.
(b) to accomplish easily or quickly.
(c) to say in an offhand manner; as, to toss off a
(d) to masturbate; -- British slang.
To toss the cars.See under Oar, n.
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