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toss

verb [T]  /tɔs/ us  
to throw gently or easily: He tossed his dirty clothes on the floor. Matthew tossed the ball to his brother. When you toss food, you gently mix small pieces of it together or with a sauce: I tossed the salad. If you toss your hair or your head, you move it suddenly: The girl tossed her hair out of her eyes.toss a coin If you toss a coin, you choose between two possibilities by throwing a coin into the air and letting each side represent one of the possibilities, then accepting the possibility represented by the side that lands facing up: We tossed to see who would go first.

toss

noun [C]  /tɔs/ us  
a sudden, quick movement or throw: "I don’t care," she replied with a toss of her head.
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