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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.

  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.

  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 xxvii. 18.

  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,

    1. to drink hastily.

    2. to accomplish easily or quickly.

    3. to say in an offhand manner; as, to toss off a comment.

    4. to masturbate; -- British slang.

      To toss the cars.See under Oar, n.


Tost \Tost\, imp. & p. p. of Toss.


vb. (context obsolete English) (en-past of: toss)


Tost may refer to:

  • David Tost (David Origanus, 1588-1628), German astronomer from Silesia
  • Tost, German exonym for Toszek, a town in Silesia, Poland
  • Bagel toast
  • Tost, an Irish poem by Seán Ó Ríordáin

Usage examples of "tost".

The coiled snake had tost its intricately carved scales, and a drop of molten gold rested on the base of the disc.

There were the relics of the tost holy places surrounding the ugly, wanton thing, focused, it seemed, around the unblink ing third eye in the center of her forehead.