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toll

(formerly) the right to levy a toll

toll

[tōl]
(communications)
Charge made for a connection beyond an exchange boundary.
Any part of telephone plant, circuits, or services for which toll charges are made.
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WE'RE used to seeing him as a tough guy, but playing a stressed-out character took its toll on Martin Kemp.
The overcapacity and oversupply situation took its toll on most steelmakers, as company after company in the 1990s and early this decade filed for bankruptcy, but limped along.
Last year, those bumps took its toll on companies large and small as CEOs of corporations and start-ups struggled to stay on course in what was a watershed year for the industry.
Eventually, wear and tear took its toll and the viol's "voice" was no longer of a quality acceptable to Liddle.