Translation of toss in Spanish:


lanzamiento, n.

Pronunciation /tɔs//tɑs//tɒs/


  • 1

    lanzamiento masculine
    give the salad a toss mezcla la ensalada
    • with a toss of his head echando la cabeza hacia atrás
    • The palm of my hand brushed up against hers; causing a spark of emotions through my arm, paining my stomach with tosses and turns.
    • Consider a statistician, sitting down to construct a table for his new textbook, which will show a normal distribution of heads and tails over a series of one-hundred coin tosses.
    • The reason is that H and T represent heads and tails in a sequence of coin tosses.
    • Come on, this whodunit tale is quite engrossing with its frequent tosses, turns and twists.
    • And Telicia, a lefty, got two of her three tosses through a moving hoop in that event.
    • The situation is analogous to trying to estimate the bias of two unfair coins from a series of tosses.
    • The players in the group then establish a playing order - one through four in a foursome - by calling coin tosses, chipping toward a tee marker or any other simple method.
    • He blocked errant pitches in the dirt, expertly framed borderline tosses, turning them into strikes and worked masterfully with pitchers.
    • Participants were told either that they would be betting on two blocks of six coin tosses, or on two blocks of seven.
    • He was not saying that the probability of getting just one head from ten coin tosses is the same as that of getting five heads.
    • This sequence of coin tosses will not, however, trigger a design inference.
    • There'd be some coin tosses made, and probably even some arguments.
    • Consider a person who is betting on coin tosses and the prior outcomes were Heads, Tails, Tails, Heads, Heads, Heads.
    • 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.
    • I love coin tosses and am thinking about starting a website dedicated solely to documenting each and every coin toss result from each and every sporting event in the history of the world.
    • Such a graph reveals that for the spins and velocities typically encountered in coin tosses, tiny changes in initial conditions make the difference between heads and tails.
    • Like coin tosses, there may be no salient causation to be discerned in the outcomes.
    • I quickly scooped him up and dropped him into his tank of pure spring water so he didn't dry out but I didn't see this lasting long unless he started to win the home-turf advantage coin tosses.
    • The situation with share selection strategies and investment funds is more complicated than coin tosses because there are so many different factors at work.
  • 2

    (of coin)
    to decide sth on / by the toss of a coin decidir / sortear algo a cara o cruz / (a cara o sello etc.)
    • to win/lose the toss ganar/perder en el sorteo

transitive verb

  • 1

    (ball) tirar
    (ball) lanzar
    (ball) aventar Mexico Colombia Peru
    (pancake) darle la vuelta a
    (pancake) (lanzándolo al aire) dar vuelta Southern Cone
    they tossed their bags into the corner tiraron las maletas en el rincón
    • he tossed the stick into the river lanzó / tiró el palo al río
    • she tossed the letter aside contemptuously apartó la carta bruscamente y con desprecio
    • let's toss a coin echémoslo a cara o sello
    • the bull tossed the matador el toro volteó al matador
    • this horse has never tossed a rider este caballo no ha volteado / derribado a ningún jinete
    • The doctor slumps back in his chair, and casually tosses his glasses onto the paper-stacked desk.
    • He pulled out a soccer jersey and casually tossed it to Jason.
    • I shrugged, tossed the shuttle casually to my right, and smacked it anywhere over the net.
    • But, you don't have to go far before you see someone casually toss a sweet wrapper or half-eaten lolly onto the ground.
    • Nodding firmly, Junko casually tossed the dress back into the box and followed her uncle into the kitchen.
    • After turning the pillow 45 degrees and back again, she might have tossed it casually on the sofa.
    • I rolled my eyes, zipped up my bag, and tossed it onto my bed, pacing around the room as I thought further.
    • Upon our arrival, several large men unloaded the car and casually tossed the old machines into the growing pile pictured below.
    • Jonnie shuts the phone and casually tosses it onto the dresser.
    • Mac tossed his duffel bag onto one of the two beds in their rented room, then glanced around.
    • Reaching into his own lunch bag, he lightly tossed a satsuma her way.
    • Inevitably my stepfather would pull a box of Entenmann's doughnuts out of a brown paper bag and toss it onto the counter.
    • I reached home and casually tossed the baggie onto a table.
    • She glanced sideways at Nadeline, who nodded and took out the bag, tossing it casually on the table, the sound of coins echoing through the pub.
    • She flashed another smile as she casually tossed the towel back to him, taking another sip of her drink.
    • Please enjoy how Bill just casually tosses a floppy disc in the air.
    • ‘I'll pack your stuff,’ Kit said, while tossing her bag lightly onto the bed from the desk.
    • Three middle-aged men hold their fags in their mouths as they casually toss their plastic chips on to the numbered grid at their fingertips.
    • He turned around and saw me standing about fifteen feet away from him, tossing a rock casually.
    • He casually tossed a knife into the air, and it was that motion that caught Kim's attention.
  • 2

    (cargo/boat/passengers) sacudir
    (boat/passengers/cargo) zarandear
    • I could not get to sleep last night, I just tossed and turned until I finally did fall asleep at about 6: 30AM.
    • 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 all night, tired but unable to sleep.
    • She tossed and turned in bed and finally gave up, getting out of bed to check her email, and a possible update from either Noelle or Jean.
    • Others tossed and turned to catch the elusive sleep.
    • Night after night I tossed and turned, racking my brain.
    • Christopher tossed and turned throughout the evening, dreaming and waking and starting the cycle over again.
    • He had tossed and turned, wondering what he should do with Angela.
    • Shrugging, she tossed and turned for awhile, willing herself back to sleep, finally, she managed to drop off.
    • Instead I tossed and turned for virtually the whole night.
    • Jane tossed and turned for thirty so minutes, not able to find the right position, and unable to settle because of the thunder storm.
    • I tossed and turned, not due to any specific problem, but in retrospect, I realize I was worried about him going to school.
    • I tossed and turned last night, waking every 2 hours hoping that it was morning, praying that it wasn't.
    • Sakazawa was tossed and shaken as the ship bore the brunt of the attack.
    • Sierra tossed and turned, begging for sleep that refused to come.
    • She tossed and turned before eventually falling asleep.
    • So he tossed and turned, pretending to awaken, then feigned surprise at seeing the lady of the castle upon opening his eyes.
    • We tossed and turned, followed by long embracement like we've been longing for each other throughout our whole lives.
    • As for the solicitous spouse… they probably started the day complaining bitterly about the patient having tossed and turned all night long.
    • Natasha groaned to herself as she tossed and turned on her bed.
    • All that night, the Princess tossed and turned.
  • 3

    (move abruptly)
    (head) sacudir
    • Ivy stood up with her curvy hour glass figure and tossed her long blonde hair.
    • The light breeze caught her hair and sent it flying backwards as she tossed her head.
    • Her lip trembled and she tossed her head, but she didn't answer, which was probably the best response she could have made.
    • The dragon stood slightly, tossing its head upwards as though craving to take off into the sky.
    • She tosses her head to flip her hair out of her eyes.
    • But she inhaled sharply, bit down hard on her lower lip, and tossed her hair.
    • The black horses tossed their heads and whinnied loudly, stamping the ground and flicking their tails restlessly.
    • She tossed her long hair backwards and gallantly stood awaiting my reaction.
    • I leaned over the windowsill, tossing my beautiful head of hair, giggling madly at something my best friend Eira had said.
    • Morgan's lips twisted and he tossed his sandy brown hair out of his face.
    • Kish turned sharply enough to toss his hair behind his pointed ear.
    • The golden horse tossed his head, long cream colored mane whipping, and whinnied shrilly.
    • Nicole voiced in confusion, her newly blonde-streaked brown hair swishing as she tossed her head up to look at us.
    • Andy twisted her lips in a wry smile and tossed her dyed black hair over her shoulder.
    • Surprised, the dragons sprang backwards, snorting and tossing their heads.
    • He nodded sharply, inadvertently tossing hair into his face.
    • My mother's bobbed hair blew into her face, and she tossed her head to make it fly back in place.
    • She was just exiting the bathroom as she tossed her hair backwards.
    • I moved my mare into a canter, and the second horse tossed its head and whinnied in irritation at the feel of Gyric's weight against its neck.
    • She stared at him flatly, tossing her head to get her hair out of her eyes.
  • 4

    (salad) mezclar
    to toss sth in flour rebozar algo en harina
    • Tip the mussels and their juices into the frying pan, tossing well to coat.
    • Add the butter and cheese in three equal stages, tossing the pasta each time until it is evenly coated with the mixture.
    • Transfer the meat into a casserole, then quickly toss the onions and carrots in the fat.
    • Tony was first, taking the order from the cashier, getting the dough, tossing the pizza, and passing it to Antonia, Tony's sister.
    • Transfer to a large, lidded flame-proof casserole, and lightly toss the onions and carrots in the fat.
    • Add in the buckwheat, the vegetables and the pain d' épice, and toss lightly to coat, making sure the ingredients are nicely blended.
    • After tossing the gray uniform coat on the back of the open trunk, he lit a cigar.
    • Drizzle dressing over chicken mixture, tossing to coat salad ingredients evenly.
    • Pour over cereal mix, toss lightly to coat evenly.
    • Try tossing kidney beans into salads, soups, stews or stir-fries.
    • Shake skillet, tossing beans to coat with oil, garlic, and breadcrumbs.
    • Drain off any liquid, then toss with 2 tablespoons lemon juice and set aside.
    • Drain octopus, place in a mixing bowl and pour over enough dressing until the octopus is just coated; toss lightly.
    • Later, the girls all sat down for a rather light meal consisting of chicken, curry, tossed salad, and baked potatoes.
    • The traditional way is to lift out the meat and set it aside, while the sauce is tossed with pasta and served topped with grated Parmesan.
    • There's usually macaroni salad, but you toss tuna in that and everyone is happy.
    • I just cook the sauce in a wide frying pan, toss the freshly cooked gnocchi into it and then serve it from the pan.
    • Sit at the ceviche bar and watch the chefs toss tuna with white soy sauce, citrus, and cilantro, or shrimp with roasted tomatoes and avocado slices.
    • Slowly sautéed pearl onions are tossed with walnuts, splashed with fig vinegar, and showered with snipped fresh savory.
    • Add the pasta, tossing lightly to combine well to coat, along with a few spoonfuls of the pasta water if dry.
  • 5US informal


intransitive verb

  • 1

    (be flung about)
    (boat) bambolearse
    (boat) dar bandazos
    to toss and turn (en la cama) dar vueltas
  • 2

    (flip coin)
    echar una moneda a cara o cruz
    echar una moneda a cara o sello Andes Venezuela
    echar una moneda a cara o ceca Argentina
    echar una moneda a águila o sol Mexico
    to toss for sth
    • we tossed for the last apple nos jugamos la última manzana a cara o cruz (or a cara o sello etc.)
    • I tossed up calling Katelyn and telling her, but I figured that we probably weren't meant to know.
    • 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 wondered how many of them had been granted, and momentarily debated whether or not tossing in a coin would help my situation.
    • I have juggled with the report's contents, even tossing up a coin to see if Sean was serious or had a good old belly laugh as he wrote it.
    • A coin will be tossed to determine who will make the first opening statement.
    • With a probability of 51%, a coin will land on the same side that it was tossed from.
    • Archie is an indecisive Englishman who can only make a decision after tossing a coin.
    • 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.
    • Imagine tossing a coin until it lands heads-up, and suppose that the payoff grows exponentially according to the number of tosses you make.
    • Burnett and Skyner milked the applause, shook hands, sent over a few practice swings and tossed up for who was going first.
    • For example, after tossing a coin many times, it will land ‘heads up’ nine times in a row.