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toll

noun  us   /toʊl/

toll noun (MONEY)

[C] an amount of money that you have to pay to travel along some main roads, to cross bridges, etc., or to make telephone calls over long distances: They’re raising the bridge toll to $5.00. The number you dialed is a toll callplease deposit an additional fifty cents.

toll noun (SUFFERING)

[U] a high degree of suffering or damage: In addition to the physical destruction caused by the flooding, the emotional toll on its victims was immense.

toll

verb [I/T]  us   /toʊl/

toll verb [I/T] (RING)

(of a large bell) to ring slowly and repeatedly, or to cause a large bell to ring in this way: [I] The town hall bell tolled at noon.
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