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Definition of Toll


  1. To take away; to vacate; to annul.
  2. To draw; to entice; to allure. See Tole.
  3. To cause to sound, as a bell, with strokes slowly and uniformly repeated; as, to toll the funeral bell.
  4. To strike, or to indicate by striking, as the hour; to ring a toll for; as, to toll a departed friend.
  5. To call, summon, or notify, by tolling or ringing.
  6. To sound or ring, as a bell, with strokes uniformly repeated at intervals, as at funerals, or in calling assemblies, or to announce the death of a person.
  7. The sound of a bell produced by strokes slowly and uniformly repeated.
  8. A tax paid for some liberty or privilege, particularly for the privilege of passing over a bridge or on a highway, or for that of vending goods in a fair, market, or the like.
  9. A liberty to buy and sell within the bounds of a manor.
  10. A portion of grain taken by a miller as a compensation for grinding.
  11. To pay toll or tallage.
  12. To take toll; to raise a tax.
  13. To collect, as a toll.

Toll Quotations

In our fast-forward culture, we have lost the art of eating well. Food is often little more than fuel to pour down the hatch while doing other stuff - surfing the Web, driving, walking along the street. Dining al desko is now the norm in many workplaces. All of this speed takes a toll. Obesity, eating disorders and poor nutrition are rife.
Carl Honore

Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.
Wayne Gretzky

The essence of procrastination lies in not doing what you think you should be doing, a mental contortion that surely accounts for the great psychic toll the habit takes on people. This is the perplexing thing about procrastination: although it seems to involve avoiding unpleasant tasks, indulging in it generally doesn't make people happy.
James Surowiecki

My biggest challenge will be to play the totally submissive woman. It takes a toll on you when you play someone who's far removed from your personality.
Regina King

The fight for justice against corruption is never easy. It never has been and never will be. It exacts a toll on our self, our families, our friends, and especially our children. In the end, I believe, as in my case, the price we pay is well worth holding on to our dignity.
Frank Serpico
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Toll Translations

toll in Spanish is peaje
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