What does the word toll mean?

Usage examples for 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 by James B. Hendryx
  2. Nature taking its toll of the exhausted frame. – Right Ho, Jeeves by 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 by A. Fraser Robertson