Definition of take a toss in English:

take a toss


  • Fall off a horse.

    ‘I took a heavy toss when my horse fell’
    • ‘Well, on the occasion referred to, Angela had just regained her board after taking a toss, when a great beastly shark came along and cannoned into it, flinging her into the salty once more.’
    • ‘Not knowing how to negotiate the lip of the dune, I took a toss and landed in the soft sand.’
    • ‘The recent showers that lashed the city saw several bike riders taking a toss and four-wheelers skidding out of control.’
    • ‘And I remember him taking a toss, which would have killed any ordinary man, when riding after a pig at the Stud Farm at Saharunpur.’