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Throw vs. Toss

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Throwverb

(transitive) To hurl; to cause an object to move rapidly through the air.

‘throw a shoe; throw a javelin; the horse threw its rider’;

Tossnoun

A throw, a lob, of a ball etc., with an initial upward direction, particularly with a lack of care.

Throwverb

(transitive) To eject or cause to fall off.

Tossnoun

The toss of a coin before a cricket match in order to decide who bats first, or before a football match in order to decide the direction of play.

Throwverb

(transitive) To move to another position or condition; to displace.

‘throw the switch’;

Tossnoun

A haughty throwing up of the head.

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Throwverb

(ceramics) To make (a pot) by shaping clay as it turns on a wheel.

Tossnoun

(British slang) A jot, in the phrase 'give a toss'.

‘I couldn't give a toss about her.’;

Throwverb

to deliver (the ball) illegally by straightening the bowling arm during delivery.

Tossnoun

(British slang) A state of agitation; commotion.

Throwverb

To send (an error) to an exception-handling mechanism in order to interrupt normal processing.

‘If the file is read-only, the method throws an invalid-operation exception.’;

Tossnoun

A measure of sprats.

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Throwverb

(sports) To intentionally lose a game.

‘The tennis player was accused of taking bribes to throw the match.’;

Tossverb

To throw with an initial upward direction.

‘Toss it over here!’;

Throwverb

To confuse or mislead.

‘The deliberate red herring threw me at first.’;

Tossverb

To lift with a sudden or violent motion.

‘to toss the head’;

Throwverb

(figuratively) To send desperately.

‘Their sergeant threw the troops into pitched battle.’;

Tossverb

To agitate; to make restless.

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Throwverb

(transitive) To imprison.

‘The magistrate ordered the suspect to be thrown into jail.’;

Tossverb

To subject to trials; to harass.

Throwverb

To organize an event, especially a party.

Tossverb

To flip a coin, to decide a point of contention.

‘We should toss for it.’; ‘I'll toss you for it.’;

Throwverb

(ambitransitive) To roll (a die or dice).

Tossverb

(informal) To discard: to toss out

‘I don't need it any more; you can just toss it.’;

Throwverb

(transitive) To cause a certain number on the die or dice to be shown after rolling it.

Tossverb

To stir or mix (a salad).

‘to toss a salad; a tossed salad.’;

Throwverb

To discard.

Tossverb

(British slang) To masturbate

Throwverb

(martial arts) To lift the opponent off the ground and bring him back down, especially into a position behind the thrower.

Tossverb

To search (a room or a cell), sometimes leaving visible disorder, as for valuables or evidence of a crime.

‘"Someone tossed just his living room and bedroom." / "They probably found what they were looking for."’;

Throwverb

To change in order to give the illusion that the voice is that of someone else.

Tossverb

(intransitive) To roll and tumble; to be in violent commotion.

‘tossing and turning in bed, unable to sleep’;

Throwverb

(transitive) To show sudden emotion, especially anger.

Tossverb

(intransitive) To be tossed, as a fleet on the ocean, or as a ship in heavy seas.

Throwverb

(transitive) To project or send forth.

Tossverb

(obsolete) To keep in play; to tumble over.

‘to spend four years in tossing the rules of grammar’;

Throwverb

To put on hastily; to spread carelessly.

Tossverb

(rowing) To peak (the oars), to lift them from the rowlocks and hold them perpendicularly, the handle resting on the bottom of the boat.

Throwverb

To twist two or more filaments of (silk, etc.) so as to form one thread; to twist together, as singles, in a direction contrary to the twist of the singles themselves; sometimes applied to the whole class of operations by which silk is prepared for the weaver.

Tossverb

(British slang) To drink in large draughts; to gulp.

Throwverb

To select (a pitcher); to assign a pitcher to a given role (such as starter or reliever).

Tossverb

To throw with the hand; especially, to throw with the palm of the hand upward, or to throw upward; as, to toss a ball.

Throwverb

(transitive) To install (a bridge).

Tossverb

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.’;

Throwverb

To twist or turn.

‘a thrown nail’;

Tossverb

To cause to rise and fall; as, a ship tossed on the waves in a storm.

‘We being exceedingly tossed with a tempest.’;

Throwverb

To give birth to.

Tossverb

To agitate; to make restless.

‘Calm region once,And full of peace, now tossed and turbulent.’;

Thrownoun

The flight of a thrown object.

‘What a great throw by the quarterback!’;

Tossverb

Hence, to try; to harass.

‘Whom devils fly, thus is he tossed of men.’;

Thrownoun

The act of throwing something.

‘With an accurate throw, he lassoed the cow.’; ‘The gambler staked everything on one throw of the dice.’;

Tossverb

To keep in play; to tumble over; as, to spend four years in tossing the rules of grammar.

Thrownoun

One's ability to throw.

‘He's got a girl's throw.’; ‘He's always had a pretty decent throw.’;

Tossverb

To roll and tumble; to be in violent commotion; to write; to fling.

‘To toss and fling, and to be restless, only frets and enrages our pain.’;

Thrownoun

A distance travelled; displacement.

‘the throw of the piston’;

Tossverb

To be tossed, as a fleet on the ocean.

Thrownoun

A piece of fabric used to cover a bed, sofa or other soft furnishing.

Tossnoun

A throwing upward, or with a jerk; the act of tossing; as, the toss of a ball.

Thrownoun

A single instance, occurrence, venture, or chance.

‘Football tickets are expensive at fifty bucks a throw.’;

Tossnoun

A throwing up of the head; a particular manner of raising the head with a jerk.

Thrownoun

Pain, especially pain associated with childbirth; throe.

Tossnoun

the act of flipping a coin

Thrownoun

(veterinary) The act of giving birth in animals, especially in cows.

Tossnoun

(sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team;

‘the pass was fumbled’;

Thrownoun

(obsolete) A moment, time, occasion.

Tossnoun

an abrupt movement;

‘a toss of his head’;

Thrownoun

(obsolete) A period of time; a while.

Tossverb

throw or toss with a light motion;

‘flip me the beachball’; ‘toss me newspaper’;

Thrownoun

Pain; especially, pain of travail; throe.

Tossverb

lightly throw to see which side comes up;

‘I don't know what to do--I may as well flip a coin!’;

Thrownoun

Time; while; space of time; moment; trice.

‘I will with Thomas speak a little throw.’;

Tossverb

throw carelessly;

‘chuck the ball’;

Thrownoun

The act of hurling or flinging; a driving or propelling from the hand or an engine; a cast.

‘He heaved a stone, and, rising to the throw,He sent it in a whirlwind at the foe.’;

Tossverb

move or stir about violently;

‘The feverish patient thrashed around in his bed’;

Thrownoun

A stroke; a blow.

‘Nor shield defend the thunder of his throws.’;

Tossverb

throw or cast away;

‘Put away your worries’;

Thrownoun

The distance which a missile is, or may be, thrown; as, a stone's throw.

Tossverb

agitate;

‘toss the salad’;

Thrownoun

A cast of dice; the manner in which dice fall when cast; as, a good throw.

Thrownoun

An effort; a violent sally.

‘Your youth admiresThe throws and swellings of a Roman soul.’;

Thrownoun

The extreme movement given to a sliding or vibrating reciprocating piece by a cam, crank, eccentric, or the like; travel; stroke; as, the throw of a slide valve. Also, frequently, the length of the radius of a crank, or the eccentricity of an eccentric; as, the throw of the crank of a steam engine is equal to half the stroke of the piston.

Thrownoun

A potter's wheel or table; a jigger. See 2d Jigger, 2 (a).

Thrownoun

A turner's lathe; a throwe.

Thrownoun

The amount of vertical displacement produced by a fault; - according to the direction it is designated as an upthrow, or a downthrow.

Throwverb

To fling, cast, or hurl with a certain whirling motion of the arm, to throw a ball; - distinguished from to toss, or to bowl.

Throwverb

To fling or cast in any manner; to drive to a distance from the hand or from an engine; to propel; to send; as, to throw stones or dust with the hand; a cannon throws a ball; a fire engine throws a stream of water to extinguish flames.

Throwverb

To drive by violence; as, a vessel or sailors may be thrown upon a rock.

Throwverb

To cause to take a strategic position; as, he threw a detachment of his army across the river.

Throwverb

To overturn; to prostrate in wrestling; as, a man throws his antagonist.

Throwverb

To cast, as dice; to venture at dice.

‘Set less than thou throwest.’;

Throwverb

To put on hastily; to spread carelessly.

‘O'er his fair limbs a flowery vest he threw.’;

Throwverb

To divest or strip one's self of; to put off.

‘There the snake throws her enameled skin.’;

Throwverb

To form or shape roughly on a throwing engine, or potter's wheel, as earthen vessels.

Throwverb

To give forcible utterance to; to cast; to vent.

‘I have thrownA brave defiance in King Henry's teeth.’;

Throwverb

To bring forth; to produce, as young; to bear; - said especially of rabbits.

Throwverb

To twist two or more filaments of, as silk, so as to form one thread; to twist together, as singles, in a direction contrary to the twist of the singles themselves; - sometimes applied to the whole class of operations by which silk is prepared for the weaver.

Throwverb

To perform the act of throwing or casting; to cast; specifically, to cast dice.

Thrownoun

the act of throwing (propelling something through the air with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist);

‘the catcher made a good throw to second base’;

Thrownoun

a single chance or instance;

‘he couldn't afford $50 a throw’;

Thrownoun

the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam

Thrownoun

the distance that something can be thrown;

‘it is just a stone's throw from here’;

Thrownoun

bedclothes consisting of a lightweight cloth covering (an afghan or bedspread) that is casually thrown over something

Thrownoun

the throwing of an object in order to determine an outcome randomly;

‘he risked his fortune on a throw of the dice’;

Throwverb

project through the air;

‘throw a frisbee’;

Throwverb

move violently, energetically, or carelessly;

‘She threw herself forwards’;

Throwverb

get rid of;

‘he shed his image as a pushy boss’; ‘shed your clothes’;

Throwverb

place or put with great energy;

‘She threw the blanket around the child’; ‘thrust the money in the hands of the beggar’;

Throwverb

convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture;

‘Throw a glance’; ‘She gave me a dirty look’;

Throwverb

cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation;

‘switch on the light’; ‘throw the lever’;

Throwverb

put or send forth;

‘She threw the flashlight beam into the corner’; ‘The setting sun threw long shadows’; ‘cast a spell’; ‘cast a warm light’;

Throwverb

to put into a state or activity hastily, suddenly, or carelessly;

‘Jane threw dinner together’; ‘throw the car into reverse’;

Throwverb

cause to be confused emotionally

Throwverb

utter with force; utter vehemently;

‘hurl insults’; ‘throw accusations at someone’;

Throwverb

organize or be responsible for;

‘hold a reception’; ‘have, throw, or make a party’; ‘give a course’;

Throwverb

make on a potter's wheel;

‘she threw a beautiful teapot’;

Throwverb

cause to fall off;

‘The horse threw its unexperienced rider’;

Throwverb

throw (a die) out onto a flat surface;

‘Throw a six’;

Throwverb

be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly;

‘These questions confuse even the experts’; ‘This question completely threw me’; ‘This question befuddled even the teacher’;

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