toss

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noun
1 of the head
PREPOSITION
with a toss
PHRASES
a toss of your/the head

‘Of course not!’ she said with a toss of her head.

2 the toss (esp. BrE) of a coin
VERB + THE TOSS
lose, win

England won the toss and chose to kick off.

call

The team captains called the toss.

PREPOSITION
with a toss
PHRASES
the toss of a coin

The order of play was decided by the toss of a coin.

The venue will be decided on the toss of a coin. (BrE)

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verb
1 throw sth carelessly
ADVERB
carelessly, casually

She picked up the package and casually tossed it into her bag.

unceremoniously

The bodies were unceremoniously tossed into mass graves.

around (often figurative), aside, away, back, out, over

It's an idea that gets tossed around from time to time.

She tossed back her blonde hair.

overboard (often figurative)

The improvements had to be tossed overboard because of lack of money.

PREPOSITION
into, out of, to

He tossed the letter over to me.

2 keep moving up and down/from side to side
ADVERB
restlessly

She tossed around restlessly all night with a high fever.

about (BrE), around

He was tossed around in his boat.

PHRASES
toss and turn

He tossed and turned all night, unable to sleep.

3 cover food in a sauce
ADVERB
gently, lightly
well
together
PREPOSITION
in

Toss the vegetables lightly in olive oil.

Toss is used with these nouns as the object: ↑backpack, ↑bag, ↑ball, ↑baseball, ↑coin, ↑football, ↑grenade, ↑hair, ↑head, ↑mane, ↑pancake, ↑pasta, ↑salad, ↑wrapper

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