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toll

noun uk   /təʊl/  us   /toʊl/

toll noun (CHARGE)

C1 [C] a small amount of money that you have to pay to use a road, cross a bridge, etc.: He's just got a job collecting tolls at the start of the motorway. [C] US the money a long-distance phone call costs: Is Bayonne a toll call (= a more expensive phone call) from New York?
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toll noun (SUFFERING)

C2 [U] suffering, deaths, or damage: Independent sources say that the death toll from the earthquake runs into thousands.

toll

verb [I or T] uk   /təʊl/  us   /toʊl/
to (cause a large bell to) ring slowly and repeatedly: In the distance, a church bell tolled the hour (= showed the time by ringing).
(Definition of toll from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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