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English definition of “toll”

toll

verb [I or T]     /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).Sounds made by objects, movement or impact
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