# toss-n; 4 Senses

### Sense Number 1: the act of flipping an object into the air

Commentary: TOSS[+event][+flipping][+object][+into_air]

Examples:
With fifty tosses of a coin, how many are likely to come up heads?
The chef's toss of the pizza dough helps him pull it out into a circle.
Mary said it takes about ten tosses of the salad to distribute the olive oil evenly.
The students celebrated their graduation with a toss of their caps.

Mappings:
PropBank: toss.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

### Sense Number 2: the intentional determination of a consequence by a random coin toss

Commentary: TOSS[+event][+random][+coin_flip][+determination][+of_consequence]
NOTE: a narrow specialization of Sense 1

Examples:
Our team won the toss so we got to keep the ball.
The soldiers had a toss to decide which of them would do reconnaissance on the enemy.
The football referee will make the toss.

Mappings:
PropBank: NM
WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1a

### Sense Number 3: the act of passing a ball to a teammate

Commentary: TOSS[+event][+pass][+ball][+to_teammate]

Examples:
The quarterback's toss was intercepted.
The toss was fumbled.

Mappings:
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

### Sense Number 4: a sudden anatomical gesture

Commentary: TOSS[+event][+abrupt][+gesture][+anatomical]

Examples:
With a toss of her head, she walked away in anger.
The horse swatted at flies with tosses of its tail.
He gave a toss of his shoulders to indicate ignorance of the whole matter.

Mappings:
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3