toll

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[toll]

A toll is a payment made for something. To drive on some highways, drivers have to pay a toll when they exit.

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To take away; to vacate; to annul.

Noun
value measured by what must be given or done or undergone to obtain something; "the cost in human life was enormous"; "the price of success is hard work"; "what price glory?"

Noun
the sound of a bell being struck; "saved by the bell"; "she heard the distant toll of church bells"

Noun
a fee levied for the use of roads or bridges (used for maintenance)

Verb
ring slowly; "For whom the bell tolls"

Verb
charge a fee for using; "Toll the bridges into New York City"

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v. t.
To take away; to vacate; to annul.

v. t.
To draw; to entice; to allure. See Tole.

v. t.
To cause to sound, as a bell, with strokes slowly and uniformly repeated; as, to toll the funeral bell.

v. t.
To strike, or to indicate by striking, as the hour; to ring a toll for; as, to toll a departed friend.

v. t.
To call, summon, or notify, by tolling or ringing.

v. i.
To sound or ring, as a bell, with strokes uniformly repeated at intervals, as at funerals, or in calling assemblies, or to announce the death of a person.

n.
The sound of a bell produced by strokes slowly and uniformly repeated.

n.
A tax paid for some liberty or privilege, particularly for the privilege of passing over a bridge or on a highway, or for that of vending goods in a fair, market, or the like.

n.
A liberty to buy and sell within the bounds of a manor.

n.
A portion of grain taken by a miller as a compensation for grinding.

v. i.
To pay toll or tallage.

v. i.
To take toll; to raise a tax.

v. t.
To collect, as a toll.


Toll

Toll , v. t. [L. tollere. See Tolerate.] (O. Eng. Law) To take away; to vacate; to annul.

Toll

Toll, v. t. [See Tole.] 1. To draw; to entice; to allure. See Tole. 2. [Probably the same word as toll to draw, and at first meaning, to ring in order to draw people to church.] To cause to sound, as a bell, with strokes slowly and uniformly repeated; as, to toll the funeral bell. "The sexton tolled the bell." Hood. 3. To strike, or to indicate by striking, as the hour; to ring a toll for; as, to toll a departed friend. Shak.
Slow tolls the village clock the drowsy hour.
4. To call, summon, or notify, by tolling or ringing.
When hollow murmurs of their evening bells Dismiss the sleepy swains, and toll them to their cells.

Toll

Toll, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Tolled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Tolling.] To sound or ring, as a bell, with strokes uniformly repeated at intervals, as at funerals, or in calling assemblies, or to announce the death of a person.
The country cocks do crow, the clocks do toll.
Now sink in sorrows with a tolling bell.

Toll

Toll, n. The sound of a bell produced by strokes slowly and uniformly repeated.

Toll

Toll , n. [OE. tol, AS. toll; akin to OS. & D. tol, G. zoll, OHG. zol, Icel. tollr, Sw. tull, Dan. told, and also to E. tale; -- originally, that which is counted out in payment. See Tale number.] 1. A tax paid for some liberty or privilege, particularly for the privilege of passing over a bridge or on a highway, or for that of vending goods in a fair, market, or the like. 2. (Sax. & O. Eng. Law) A liberty to buy and sell within the bounds of a manor. 3. A portion of grain taken by a miller as a compensation for grinding. Toll and team (O. Eng. Law), the privilege of having a market, and jurisdiction of villeins. Burrill. -- Toll bar, a bar or beam used on a canal for stopping boats at the tollhouse, or on a road for stopping passengers. -- Toll bridge, a bridge where toll is paid for passing over it. -- Toll corn, corn taken as pay for grinding at a mill. -- Toll dish, a dish for measuring toll in mills. -- Toll gatherer, a man who takes, or gathers, toll. -- Toll hop, a toll dish. [Obs.] Crabb. -- Toll thorough (Eng. Law), toll taken by a town for beasts driven through it, or over a bridge or ferry maintained at its cost. Brande & C. -- Toll traverse (Eng. Law), toll taken by an individual for beasts driven across his ground; toll paid by a person for passing over the private ground, bridge, ferry, or the like, of another. -- Toll turn (Eng. Law), a toll paid at the return of beasts from market, though they were not sold. Burrill. Syn. -- Tax; custom; duty; impost.

Toll

Toll , v. i. 1. To pay toll or tallage. [R.] Shak. 2. To take toll; to raise a tax. [R.]
Well could he [the miller] steal corn and toll thrice.
No Italian priest Shall tithe or toll in our dominions.

Toll

Toll, v. t. To collect, as a toll. Shak.

To take away; to vacate; to annul.

To draw; to entice; to allure. See Tole.

To sound or ring, as a bell, with strokes uniformly repeated at intervals, as at funerals, or in calling assemblies, or to announce the death of a person.

The sound of a bell produced by strokes slowly and uniformly repeated.

A tax paid for some liberty or privilege, particularly for the privilege of passing over a bridge or on a highway, or for that of vending goods in a fair, market, or the like.

To pay toll or tallage.

To collect, as a toll.

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Usage Examples

There's a terrible truth for many women in the picture business: Aging typically takes its toll and means fewer and less desirable roles.

Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.

I was one of those people who put too much emphasis on work and career and material possessions, and it took its toll on all my relationships, on my physical health, my emotional and mental health.

In some ways I'm still recovering from the trial. My health is not as good as it ought to be. I've gone back to practicing law and it seems to have taken a toll for whatever reason.

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Other Usage Examples

I really like the half-hour comedy. I really do. I know people that are in movies all the time and they, you know, they don't see their families as much. And that takes its toll over time.

There's kind of a toll you have to pay with a cat if you don't pet her for 10 minutes she'll bother you for six hours.

I was really fascinated by politics. It always has been part of my view that politics really is a calling or you wouldn't go into it, because it's demanding and potentially has a toll on you and your family.

All the sudden high-impact stress can really take a toll on your body. So if you still want to be active and get in a good workout, go to a yoga class or pilates class, or get in some strength and conditioning.

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