toll

Part of speech: noun

A net, snare, or other trap.

Part of speech: verb

To sound, as a bell, with single strokes at uniform intervals.

Part of speech: noun

The sound of a bell rung slowly and regularly.

Part of speech: verb

To take, as toll; take or pay toll.

Part of speech: noun

A charge, as for passing on a bridge or turnpike.

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Usage examples "toll":

  1. For the destruction of his buildings and his goods, he will take his toll in lives and in the sufferings of his Indians." - "The Gun-Brand", James B. Hendryx.
  2. Nature taking its toll of the exhausted frame. - "Right Ho, Jeeves", P. G. Wodehouse.
  3. If his offer were accepted and he carried out the work he had then the right to levy dues on the ships that passed, or, in other words, to make them pay toll. - "The Boyhood of Great Inventors", A. Fraser Robertson.