Share this entry

British English: /təʊl/
American English: /toʊl/

Translation of toll in French:


  • 1 (number) See examples: the toll of
    le nombre de
    (victims, incidents, cases)
    accident toll
    nombre (m) d'accidentés
  • 2 (levy) (on road, bridge) (gen) (Transport) to pay a toll
    acquitter un péage
    to collect tolls
    percevoir le péage
  • 4 (American English) (Telecommunications)
    taxe (f) d'appel

transitive verb

intransitive verb

  • the bell tolled for the dead
    le glas sonnait pour les morts


to take a heavy toll

(on lives)
faire beaucoup de victimes
(on industry, environment)
causer beaucoup de dégâts

to take its ou their toll

(earthquake, disease, economic factors)

the trip/the experience took its toll on them

le voyage/l'expérience les a rudement mis à l'épreuve

Definition of toll in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources


    Next Score:
    Word of the day innocuous
    Pronunciation: ɪˈnɒkjʊəs
    not harmful or offensive