tost

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. [1913 Webster] 2. To lift or throw up with a sudden or violent motion; as, to toss the head. [1913 Webster] He tossed his arm aloft, and proudly told me, He would not stay. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 3. To cause to rise and fall; as, a ship tossed on the waves in a storm. [1913 Webster] We being exceedingly tossed with a tempest. --Act xxvii. 18. [1913 Webster] 4. To agitate; to make restless. [1913 Webster] Calm region once, And full of peace, now tossed and turbulent. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 5. Hence, to try; to harass. [1913 Webster] Whom devils fly, thus is he tossed of men. --Herbert. [1913 Webster] 6. To keep in play; to tumble over; as, to spend four years in tossing the rules of grammar. [Obs.] --Ascham. [1913 Webster] {To toss off}, (a) to drink hastily. (b) to accomplish easily or quickly. (c) to say in an offhand manner; as, to toss off a comment. (d) to masturbate; -- British slang. {To toss the cars}.See under Oar, n. [1913 Webster]