toss


toss
I
n.
flipping of a coin to decide an issue

to lose; win the toss

II
v.

1) ('to turn and twist') to toss restlessly (in one's sleep)

2) (A) ('to throw') toss the ball to me; or: toss me the ball

3) (D; intr., tr.) to toss for ('to decide by flipping a coin') (let's toss for it)

* * *
[tɒs]
or: toss me the ball
win the toss
(A) ('to throw') toss the ball to me
['flipping of a coin to decide an issue'] to lose
('to turn and twist') to toss restlessly (in one's sleep)
(D; intr., tr.) to toss for (let's toss for it; 'to decide by flipping a coin')

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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