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 for toss
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
        ball.
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     2. To lift or throw up with a sudden or violent motion; as,
        to toss the head.
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              He tossed his arm aloft, and proudly told me,
              He would not stay.                    --Addison.
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     3. To cause to rise and fall; as, a ship tossed on the waves
        in a storm.
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              We being exceedingly tossed with a tempest. --Act
                                                    xxvii. 18.
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     4. To agitate; to make restless.
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              Calm region once,
              And full of peace, now tossed and turbulent.
                                                    --Milton.
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     5. Hence, to try; to harass.
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              Whom devils fly, thus is he tossed of men.
                                                    --Herbert.
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     6. To keep in play; to tumble over; as, to spend four years
        in tossing the rules of grammar. [Obs.] --Ascham.
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     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
            comment.
        (d) to masturbate; -- British slang.
  
     To toss the cars.See under Oar, n.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Toss \Toss\, n.
     1. A throwing upward, or with a jerk; the act of tossing; as,
        the toss of a ball.
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     2. A throwing up of the head; a particular manner of raising
        the head with a jerk. --Swift.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Toss \Toss\, v. i.
     1. To roll and tumble; to be in violent commotion; to write;
        to fling.
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              To toss and fling, and to be restless, only frets
              and enrages our pain.                 --Tillotson.
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     2. To be tossed, as a fleet on the ocean. --Shak.
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     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.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  toss
      n 1: the act of flipping a coin [syn: flip, toss]
      2: (sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of
         your team; "the pass was fumbled" [syn: pass, toss,
         flip]
      3: an abrupt movement; "a toss of his head"
      v 1: throw or toss with a light motion; "flip me the beachball";
           "toss me newspaper" [syn: flip, toss, sky, pitch]
      2: lightly throw to see which side comes up; "I don't know what
         to do--I may as well flip a coin!" [syn: flip, toss]
      3: throw carelessly; "chuck the ball" [syn: chuck, toss]
      4: move or stir about violently; "The feverish patient thrashed
         around in his bed" [syn: convulse, thresh, thresh
         about, thrash, thrash about, slash, toss,
         jactitate]
      5: throw or cast away; "Put away your worries" [syn: discard,
         fling, toss, toss out, toss away, chuck out, cast
         aside, dispose, throw out, cast out, throw away,
         cast away, put away]
      6: agitate; "toss the salad"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  231 Moby Thesaurus words for "toss":
     agitate, agonize, be poised, billow, blind bargain, blunder, bob,
     bobble, bowl, break, bung, call, careen, career, cast, cast at,
     cast lots, catapult, chance at odds, change of pace, change-up,
     chuck, chuck at, chunk, clap, coggle, comb, crash, curve, cut lots,
     cut the cards, dangle, dart, dash, downcurve, draw lots,
     draw straws, ebb and flow, even break, even chance, fair shake,
     falter, fastball, fidget, fifty-fifty, fire, fire at, fling,
     fling at, flip, flip out, flounce, flounder, fluctuate, flutter,
     fork, forward pass, freak out on, gamble, gambling chance, game,
     get high on, glow, go pitapat, half a chance, have the fidgets,
     have the shakes, heave, heave at, hobbyhorse, hurl, hurl against,
     hurl at, hurtle, imbibe, incurve, jerk, jiggle, joggle,
     knuckleball, labor, lance, lash, lateral, lateral pass, launch,
     let fly, let fly at, librate, lift, lob, look all over,
     look everywhere, lot, lurch, make heavy weather, match coins,
     matter of chance, nutate, odds, oscillate, outcurve, palpitate,
     pant, pass, peak, peg, pelt, pendulate, pitch, pitch and plunge,
     pitch and toss, pitchfork, plank, play, play at dice,
     play the ponies, plop, plump, plunge, plunk, popple, potluck,
     potshot, pound, propel, put, put the shot, quaff, quake, quaver,
     quiver, raffle off, rake, random shot, ransack, rear, reel,
     resonate, rifle, rise, rise and fall, rock, roll, rummage, scend,
     scour, screwball, search high heaven, seethe, send, serve, service,
     shake, shake down, shake up, shiver, shoot craps, shot-put, shy,
     shy at, sinker, sip, slap, slider, sling, sling at, smash, snap,
     speculate, spitball, spitter, sport, sporting chance, square odds,
     squirm, stagger, standoff, stir up, struggle, stumble, sup, surge,
     swag, swallow, sway, swell, swell with emotion, swing, thrash,
     thrash about, thrill, thrill to, throb, throw, throw at, thrust,
     tilt, tingle, tingle with excitement, toss and tumble,
     toss and turn, toss at, toss-up, totter, touch and go, tremble,
     tumble, turn inside out, turn on to, turn upside down,
     twist and turn, twitch, twitter, undulate, upcurve, vacillate,
     vibrate, volutation, wag, waggle, wallop, wallow, wave, waver,
     welter, wiggle, wobble, wriggle, writhe, yaw
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  Terminal Oriented Social Science
  TOSS
  
      (TOSS) The Cambridge Project Project MAC was an
     ARPA-funded political science computing project.  They worked
     on topics like survey analysis and simulation, led by Ithiel
     de Sola Pool, J.C.R. Licklider and Douwe B. Yntema.  Yntema
     had done a system on the MIT Lincoln Labs TX-2 called the
     Lincoln Reckoner, and in the summer of 1969 led a Cambridge
     Project team in the construction of an experiment called TOSS.
     TOSS was like Logo, with matrix operators.  A major
     feature was multiple levels of undo, back to the level of
     the login session.  This feature was cheap on the Lincoln
     Reckoner, but absurdly expensive on Multics.
  
     (1997-01-29)
  

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