toss
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toss(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (throw)
a. el lanzamiento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The inning ended with a toss of the ball to first.La entrada terminó con un lanzamiento de la pelota a primera.
b. la tirada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Anton's perfect water balloon toss went right through Steve's car window.La perfecta tirada del globo de agua de Anton pasó justo a través de la ventana del auto de Steve.
2. (flip of a coin)
a. el sorteo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Since the two of you can't decide, will settle it with a coin toss.Como ustedes dos no pueden decidir, lo resolveremos con un sorteo de moneda.
b. la tirada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The one who wins the coin toss gets to go first.El que gane la tirada de moneda puede ir primero.
c. el volado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Bolivia
(Bolivia)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
To choose who washes the dishes today, we'll do a toss.Para escoger quién lava los platos hoy, echaremos un volado.
3. (abrupt movement)
a. la sacudida
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
"You'd better be ready on time," she said with a toss of her head."Es mejor que estés listo a tiempo", dijo con una sacudida de la cabeza.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to throw)
a. tirar
Toss the ball to third.Tira la pelota a la tercera.
b. lanzar
Jimmy and I tossed a baseball back and forth to each other.Jimmy y yo nos lanzábamos la pelota de béisbol.
c. echar
Can you toss me a pillow, please?¿Me echas una almohada, por favor?
d. aventar (Andes)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Maria tossed her bag in the car and drove to her grandmother's house.María aventó la bolsa al auto y manejó a la casa de su abuela.
5. (to fling upward)
a. dar la vuelta
You look like a professional chef when you toss the pancakes like that.Pareces un chef profesional cuando les das la vuelta a los panqueques así.
b. echar
Let's toss a coin to see who goes to the store for milk.Echemos una moneda para ver quién va a la tienda por la leche.
c. voltear
I tossed the egg in the frying pan with a flick of my wrist.Volteé el huevo en la sartén con un movimiento rápido de muñeca.
6. (to shake)
a. sacudir
The water gets rough where the river meets the sea and the waves toss small boats around.El agua se revuelve donde desemboca el río en el mar y las olas sacuden los barquitos.
b. zarandear
The storm tossed the passengers about so violently that many of them vomited.La tormenta zarandeaba a los pasajeros tan violentamente que muchos vomitaron.
7. (to move abruptly)
a. sacudir
The bull tossed his head, then his hind legs, back and forth until he knocked the cowboy to the ground.El toro sacudió la cabeza, luego las patas traseras una y otra vez hasta tumbarle al piso al vaquero.
8. (to discard)
a. botar
Where can I toss my used paper plate?¿Dónde puedo botar el plato de papel usado?
b. tirar
Toss the scraps from the project in the recycling bin.Tira los pedacitos del proyecto en la papelera de reciclaje.
c. desechar
Do you need this anymore? - No. Go ahead and toss it.¿Ya no necesitas esto? - No, adelante, deséchalo.
9. (to mix)
a. mezclar
I prefer to toss the salad with dressing instead of adding it on my plate.Prefiero mezclar la ensalada con el aderezo en lugar de agregarlo en el plato.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
10. (to be flung about)
a. agitarse
The little boat tossed about on the sea like a cork in a child's bathtub.El pequeño barco se agitaba sobre el mar como un corcho en la bañera de un niño.
b. sacudirse
We were tossing about below deck, too frightened to go up for a look.Nos sacudíamos debajo de la cubierta, demasiado asustados para subir a echar un vistazo.
11. (to flip a coin)
a. echar a cara o cruz
We can't both go to the concert. Someone has to stay here. - Let's toss for it.No podemos ir los dos al concierto; alguien se tiene que quedar aquí. - Vamos a echarlo a cara o cruz.
b. jugarse a cara o cruz
Since there's only one seat available in first class, let's toss for it.Como solo hay un asiento disponible en primera clase, debemos jugarnos a cara o cruz.
12. (to sleep restlessly)
a. dar vueltas
The heat and my stomachache had me tossing all night.El calor y mi dolor de estómago me tuvieron dando vueltas toda la noche.
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toss
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of ball)
a. el lanzamiento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (of head)
a. la sacudida
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
to decide something on the toss of a coindecidir algo a cara o cruz or
to argue the tossdiscutir inútilmente
3. (very fam) (United Kingdom)
a.
he couldn't give a tossle importa un carajo le vale madre
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (ball)
a. lanzar
5. (salad)
a. remover
to toss something to somebodyechar algo a alguien
to toss a coinechar a cara o cruz or
to toss one's headsacudir la cabeza
to toss a pancakedar la vuelta a una crepe lanzándola por el aire
the ship was tossed by the seael mar sacudía or zarandeaba el barco
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (general)
a.
to toss (up) for somethingjugarse algo a cara o cruz or
to toss and turn in beddar vueltas en la cama
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toss [tɒs]
noun
1 (shake) [of head] sacudida (f)
a toss of the head una sacudida de cabeza
I don't give a toss (Britain) me importa un bledo (informal)
2 (throw) echada (f); tirada (f); (by bull) cogida (f)
the ball came to him full toss la pelota llegó a sus manos sin tocar la tierra
to take a toss (from horse) caerse del caballo
3 [of coin] tirada (f); echada (f); especially (LAm)
to win/lose the toss ganar/perder (a cara o cruz)
to argue the toss machacar el asunto (informal)
transitive verb
1 (shake) sacudir
the boat was tossed by the waves las olas sacudían el barco
the horse tossed its head el caballo sacudió la cabeza
2 (throw) tirar; lanzar; echar; aventar; (Méx) [+bull] coger (y lanzar al aire)
to toss sth to sb tirar or lanzar algo a algn
to toss sb in a blanket mantear a algn
to toss the caber (Scot) lanzar troncos
to toss a coin echar a cara o cruz
I'll toss you for it lo echamos a cara o cruz
to toss a pancake dar la vuelta a or voltear una tortita
to toss a salad mezclar una ensalada
note See culture box in entry highland.
intransitive verb
1 (also toss about) (also toss around) sacudirse; agitarse; [+boat] (gently) balancearse sobre las ondas; (violently) ser sacudido por las ondas
to toss (in one's sleep) toss and turn dar vueltas or revolverse (en la cama)
2 (also toss up) echar a cara o cruz; (Dep) sortear;for sth algo
we tossed (up) for the last piece of cake nos jugamos or echamos a cara o cruz el último trozo de pastel; we'll toss (up) to see who does it echaremos a cara o cruz quién lo hace
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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