toll noun

1 money that you pay to use a road, bridge, etc.

ADJ. motorway, road

VERB + TOLL charge, collect, exact, impose, levy the possibility of imposing tolls on some motorways | pay

TOLL + NOUN bridge, motorway, road | booth | charge

2 amount of damage done/number of people killed

ADJ. great, heavy, terrible, tragic | casualty, death, injury | human

VERB + TOLL take The pressure of fame can take a terrible toll. The recession is taking its toll.

TOLL + VERB mount, rise The death toll from yesterday's crash is still rising. | reach sth The casualty toll could reach 200.

PREP. ~ on Illness has taken a heavy toll on her.