Translation of toss in Spanish:
- 1.1 (throw) give the salad a tosswith a toss of his headmezcla la ensaladacon un movimiento brusco de la cabezaechando la cabeza hacia atrásExample sentences1.2 (of coin) See examples: to decide something on o by the toss of a coin
see also → toss 3 2to win/lose the tossdecidir or sortear algo a cara o cruz or (a cara o sello etc)not to give a toss (British English) [slang]I don't give a toss what you thinkganar/perder en el sorteoto argue the toss (British English)a mí me importa un pito [colloquial] or [vulgar] carajo lo que piensesseguir discutiendo
- Come on, this whodunit tale is quite engrossing with its frequent tosses, turns and twists.
- He was probably sitting upright in bed, his untidy brown hair, that I teased never had seen a hair brush before, in a horrifying mess, from all the tosses and turns he made in his sleep.
- He blocked errant pitches in the dirt, expertly framed borderline tosses, turning them into strikes and worked masterfully with pitchers.
- 1.1 (throw)(pancake)they tossed their bags into the cornerdarle la vuelta ahe tossed the stick into the rivertiraron or (in Colombia, Mexico, Peru also) aventaron las maletas en el rincónshe tossed the letter aside contemptuouslylanzó or tiró el palo al ríolet's toss a coinapartó la carta bruscamente y con despreciothe bull tossed the matadorechémoslo a cara o cruz or (Andes) (Venezuela) a cara o sello or (Argentina) a cara o ceca or (Mexico) a águila o solthis horse has never tossed a riderel toro volteó al matador1.2 (agitate) 1.3 (move abruptly)este caballo no ha volteado or derribado a ningún jinete(head)Example sentences1.4 (Cookery)
(salad)to toss something in flour (British English)rebozar algo en harinaExample sentences1.5
- Nicole voiced in confusion, her newly blonde-streaked brown hair swishing as she tossed her head up to look at us.
- The light breeze caught her hair and sent it flying backwards as she tossed her head.
- She tossed her long hair backwards and gallantly stood awaiting my reaction.
(American English) [colloquial]Example sentences
- Shake skillet, tossing beans to coat with oil, garlic, and breadcrumbs.
- Later, the girls all sat down for a rather light meal consisting of chicken, curry, tossed salad, and baked potatoes.
- Drizzle dressing over chicken mixture, tossing to coat salad ingredients evenly.
- I reached home and casually tossed the baggie onto a table.
- Jonnie shuts the phone and casually tosses it onto the dresser.
- The doctor slumps back in his chair, and casually tosses his glasses onto the paper-stacked desk.
- 1.1 (be flung about)agitarsesacudirse(boat)to toss and turnbambolearse1.2 (flip coin)dar vueltas(en la cama)to tossechar una moneda a cara o cruz or (Andes) (Venezuela) a cara o sello or (Argentina) a cara o ceca or (Mexico) a águila o sol
forsomethingwe tossed for the last applenos jugamos la última manzana a cara o cruz ( or a cara o sello etc)Example sentences
- It was a try - I never put my foot in touch - but the linesman was tossing the coin for decisions all game so I didn't know what he'd say.
- Archie is an indecisive Englishman who can only make a decision after tossing a coin.
- If you were a quantum mechanic tossing a coin, it would land on the table, but no particular side would be facing up until you looked at it.
- I could tell his leg was broken by the way it didn't move with the rest of him as he tossed and turned, I could tell it was hurting just to do so.
- I tossed and turned, not due to any specific problem, but in retrospect, I realize I was worried about him going to school.
- I could not get to sleep last night, I just tossed and turned until I finally did fall asleep at about 6: 30AM.
- (drink) [colloquial]
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 1.1 (drink)
- (get rid of) [colloquial]
- 1verb + adverb 1.1 (vomit) 1.2 (British English) → toss 3 2 2verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object (vomit)
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In some Andean countries, particularly Chile, onces is a light meal eaten between five and six p.m., the equivalent of "afternoon tea" in Britain. In Colombia, on the other hand, onces is a light snack eaten between breakfast and lunch. It is also known as mediasnueves.