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Related to tolling: Tolling agreement
1. A fixed charge or tax for a privilege, especially for passage across a bridge or along a road.
2. A charge for a service, such as a telephone call to another country.
3. An amount or extent of loss or destruction, as of life, health, or property: "Poverty and inadequate health care take their toll on the quality of a community's health" (Los Angeles Times).
tr.v. tolled, toll·ing, tolls
1. To exact as a toll.
2. To charge a fee for using (a structure, such as a bridge).
[Middle English tol, from Old English, variant of toln, from Medieval Latin tolōnīum, from Latin telōnēum, tollbooth, from Greek telōneion, from telōnēs, tax collector, from telos, tax; see telə- in Indo-European roots.]
v. tolled, toll·ing, tolls
1. To sound (a large bell) slowly at regular intervals.
2. To announce or summon by tolling.
To sound in slowly repeated single tones.
1. The act of tolling.
2. The sound of a bell being struck.
[Middle English tollen, to ring an alarm, perhaps from tollen, to entice, pull, variant of tillen, from Old English -tyllan.]
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