verb (used with object), tossed or (Literary) tost; toss·ing.
verb (used without object), tossed or (Literary) tost; toss·ing.
- to accomplish quickly or easily.
- to consume rapidly, especially to drink something up in one swallow: He tossed off a cocktail before dinner.
- British Slang. to masturbate.
Origin of toss
Examples from the Web for toss
Add olive oil to the pan and toss in the garlic and chili flake.Make Carla Hall’s Roasted Pork Loin With Cranberries|Carla Hall|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Toss the string beans and mesclun with enough dressing to moisten.
Toss in Republican National Committee head Reince Priebus and his Democratic counterpart, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, too.
But when the children are from a foreign place and show up uninvited, we toss compassion and decency out the window?
The strategy is always the same: toss irrelevant mud on the offending argument—“he got his picture from Cracked.com.”The Crazy Way Creationists Try To Explain Human Tails Without Evolution|Karl W. Giberson|June 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"Dunno ez I want ye now," she returned, with a toss of her head.Frank Merriwell Down South|Burt L. Standish
So light was our top hamper and so steady was the drag astern that we appeared to toss but little in the seas.In Search of Mademoiselle|George Gibbs
He mustn't be allowed to toss around, for that would start internal bleeding.Ted Strong in Montana|Edward C. Taylor
It was not long before Macdonald began to toss and mutter in his sleep, breaking forth now and then into wild cries and curses.The Man From Glengarry|Ralph Connor
Toss to mix thoroughly and then serve on individual salad plates.Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book|Mary A. Wilson
British Dictionary definitions for toss
Word Origin for toss
Word Origin and History for toss
c.1500, possibly from a Scandinavian source (cf. dialectal Norwegian tossa "to strew, spread"). Related: Tossed; tossing. Food preparation sense (with reference to salad, etc.) is recorded from 1723. The noun meaning "an act of throwing" is first recorded 1650s. Tosspot "heavy drinker" is from 1560s. Toss-up "even matter" first recorded 1809, from earlier sense of "a flipping of a coin to arrive at a decision" (c.1700). Tosser as a term of contempt in British slang is recorded from 1977, probably from slang toss off "masturbate" (1969); cf. jerk (n.).
Idioms and Phrases with toss
In addition to the idioms beginning with toss
- toss off
- toss one's cookies
- throw away (toss out)
- throw (toss) one's hat in the ring