toll

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA: /təʊl/ or /tɒl/
  • (US) IPA: /toʊl/ or /tɒl/

Noun[change]

Singular
toll

Plural
tolls

A toll gate on a path in Somerset
  1. A toll is money you must pay to use a facility.
    A toll house was used to collect toll (payment) to travel on a road.
  2. A toll is a cost, or something bad that happens because of something.
    My illness has taken its toll, making me too sick to work.
  3. A toll is the sound made by a large bell.
    She could hear toll of the church bell.

Verb[change]

Plain form
toll

Third-person singular
tolls

Past tense
tolled

Past participle
tolled

Present participle
tolling

  1. To toll is to ring a large bell slowly.
    He climbed the tower so he could help toll the church bell.

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