toss meaning

[ tɔs ] Pronunciation:   "toss" in a sentence
Verb: toss  tós
  1. Throw or toss with a light motion
    "toss me newspaper"
    - flip, sky, pitch 
  2. Lightly throw to see which side comes up
    - flip 
  3. Throw carelessly
    - chuck 
  4. Move or stir about violently
    - convulse, thresh, thresh about, thrash, thrash about, slash, jactitate 
  5. Throw or cast away
    - discard, fling, toss out, toss away, chuck out, cast aside, dispose, throw out, cast out, throw away, cast away, put away 
  6. Agitate
    "toss the salad"
Noun: toss  tós
  1. The act of flipping a coin
    - flip 
  2. (sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team
    - pass, flip 
  3. An abrupt movement
    "a toss of his head"

Derived forms: tossed, tosses, tossing

See also: tosser

Type of: agitate, commove, disturb, fling, get rid of, motility, motion, move, movement, raise up, remove, shake, shake up, stir up, throw, turn, vex

Encyclopedia: Toss

[American slang]
in. to empty one's stomach; to vomit.
• I was afraid I was going to toss.
• She tossed right there on the steps and ran away.

[British slang]
Noun. 1. Rubbish, nonsense. E.g."That play was toss, we should have gone to the cinema instead.”
2. An act of masturbation.
Verb: To masturbate.

tactical optical surveillance system

<project> (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.


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  1. toss me the tea bottle, will you, tom?
  2. she could scarcely toss her head gracefully.
  3. it is quite a toss whether he comes or not ...
  4. let us toss up for first choice.
  5. who 's going to cook tonight ? let us toss up.

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