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toll         

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      vb  
1    to ring or cause to ring slowly and recurrently  
2    tr   to summon, warn, or announce by tolling  
3      (U.S. and Canadian)   to decoy (game, esp. ducks)  
      n  
4    the act or sound of tolling  
     (C15: perhaps related to Old English -tyllan, as in fortyllan to attract)  
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toll          [2]  
      n  
1   
a    an amount of money levied, esp. for the use of certain roads, bridges, etc., to cover the cost of maintenance  
b    (as modifier)  
toll road, toll bridge     
2    loss or damage incurred through an accident, disaster, etc.  
the war took its toll of the inhabitants     
3      (Also called)    tollage   (formerly) the right to levy a toll  
4      (Also called)    toll charge     (N.Z.)   a charge for a telephone call beyond a free-dialling area  
     (Old English toln; related to Old Frisian tolene, Old High German zol toll, from Late Latin telonium customs house, from Greek telónion, ultimately from telos tax)  

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toll         

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      vb  
1    chime, clang, knell, peal, ring, sound, strike  
2    announce, call, signal, summon, warn  
      n  
3    chime, clang, knell, peal, ring, ringing, tolling  

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toll          [2]  
      n  
1    assessment, charge, customs, demand, duty, fee, impost, levy, payment, rate, tariff, tax, tribute  
2    cost, damage, inroad, loss, penalty  

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