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  • v. To make a decision based on chance, for example by flipping a coin or rolling a dice.
  • v. To throw something upwards.
  • v. To produce, generate.
  • v. To cook something quickly.
  • v. To casually mention as an idea


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  • – Now though as easy a man you would think as any in the wide world, there was no such thing as making him unsay one of these sort of vows,12 which he had learned to reverence when young, as I well remember teaching him to toss up for bog berries on my knee.

    Castle Rackrent: An Hibernian Tale


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  • It is a toss up who fails and who succeeds: the wit of to-day is the blockhead of to-morrow.

    - Lesage, The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane, tr. Smollett, bk 11 ch. 7

    October 11, 2008