US: /ˈtɔs/
UK: /tˈɒs/

English Vietnamese dictionary

toss /tɔs/
  • danh từ
    • sự quẳng lên, sự ném lên, sự tung
    • trò chơi sấp ngửa
      • to win the toss: đoán đúng trong trò chơi sấp ngửa; thắng lợi
    • sự hất (đầu, hàm...)
      • a toss of the head: cái hất đầu
    • sự ngã ((thường) từ trên ngựa xuống)
      • to take a toss: ngã ngựa; (nghĩa bóng) thất bại
  • ngoại động từ
    • quẳng lên, ném lên, tung
      • to toss the ball: tung quả bóng
      • to toss money about: quẳng tiền qua cửa sổ, ăn tiêu hoang phí
      • to toss up a coin: tung đồng tiền (chơi sấp ngửa)
    • hất; làm tròng trành
      • to toss the head: hất đầu
      • the aeroplane was tossed [about] in the stormy sky: chiếc máy bay tròng trành trong bầu trời bão táp
  • nội động từ
    • chơi sấp ngửa
    • lúc lắc, tròng trành
      • the ship tossed on the sea: con tàu tròng trành trên biển cả
    • lật đi lật lại; trở mình trằn trọc
      • he tossed about in his bed: anh ta trở mình trằn trọc trên giường
    • vỗ bập bềnh (sóng)
    • tung bóng lên (quần vợt)
    • to toss about
      • vứt lung tung
    • to toss away
      • ném đi, vứt đi
    • to toss off
      • nốc (rượu) một hơi
    • giải quyết nhanh chóng (công việc)
    • to toss up
      • tung (đồng tiền...) lên
    • nấu quàng nấu quấy (đồ ăn)

Advanced English dictionary

verb, noun
+ verb
1 to throw sth lightly or carelessly: [VN, +adv./prep.] I tossed the book aside and got up. + [VN +adv./prep., VNN] He tossed the ball to Anna. + He tossed Anna the ball.
your head
2 [VN] to move your head suddenly upwards, especially to show that you are annoyed or impatient: She just tossed her head and walked off.
side to side / up and down
3 to move or make sb/sth move from side to side or up and down: [V] Branches were tossing in the wind. + I couldn't sleep but kept tossing and turning in bed all night. + [VN] Our boat was being tossed by the huge waves.
in cooking
4 [VN] to shake or turn food in order to cover it with oil, butter, etc: Drain the pasta and toss it in melted butter. + Pour the vinaigrette over the salad and toss well.
5 [VN] ~ a pancake (BrE) to throw a PANCAKE upwards so that it turns over in the air and you can fry the other side
6 ~ (sb) for sth (especially BrE) (BrE also toss up (for sth)) to throw a coin in the air in order to decide sth, especially by guessing which side is facing upwards when it lands
Synonym: FLIP
[VN] There's only one ticket left-I'll toss you for it. + Let's toss a coin. + [V] We tossed up to see who went first. + (figurative) He had to toss up between (= decide between) paying the rent or buying food.
related noun TOSS-UP
Phrasal Verbs: toss off
toss sb / yourself off (BrE, !!!, slang) to give yourself sexual pleasure by rubbing your sex organs; to give sb sexual pleasure by rubbing their sex organs
toss sth<->off (BrE) to produce sth quickly and without much thought or effort: I tossed off my article in half an hour.
+ noun [usually sing.]
of coin
1 an act of throwing a coin in the air in order to decide sth: The final result was decided on / by the toss of a coin. + to win / lose the toss (= to guess correctly / wrongly which side of a coin will face upwards when it lands on the ground after it has been thrown in the air)
of head (slang)
2 ~ of your head an act of moving your head suddenly upwards, especially to show that you are annoyed or impatient: She dismissed the question with a toss of her head.
3 an act of throwing sth, especially in a competition or game: a toss of 10 metres
Idioms: not give a toss (about sb/sth) (BrE, slang) to not care at all about sb/sth: Nobody gives a toss what you think!
more at ARGUE

Thesaurus dictionary

1 throw, cast, lob, pitch, fling, hurl, heave, shy, launch, send, let fly, propel, catapult, sling, bowl, Colloq chuck:
The goalkeeper tossed the ball into the middle of the field.
2 shake, jerk, stir up, agitate, fling:
Lucy disdainfully tossed her head.
3 shake (up), stir (up), agitate, jiggle, tumble, joggle; wave, lash, thrash:
Don't you put the dressing on before you toss the salad? The branches of the huge oak were being tossed about in the storm.
4 writhe, wriggle, squirm, toss and turn, thrash:
I tossed all night, unable to get a moment's sleep.
5 pitch, yaw, wallow, roll, lurch, undulate, plunge:
Our little boat was tossed this way and that in the heavy seas.
6 throw, lob, pitch, heave, shy:
His toss went wild and the ball rolled over the cliff.

Collocation dictionary


lose, win
England won the toss and chose to kick off.


with a ~


(by/on) the toss of a coin
The order of play was decided by the toss of a coin.
| a toss of sb's/the head
‘Of course not, ’ she said with a toss of her head.

Concise English dictionary

tosses|tossed|tossingtɑs /tɒs
+the act of flipping a coin
+(sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team
+an abrupt movement
+throw or toss with a light motion
+lightly throw to see which side comes up
+throw carelessly
+move or stir about violently
+throw or cast away