- 1 (Transport) (before noun) toll bartoll call (American English) toll motorway (British English)barrera (feminine) de peaje or (Mexico) cuotatoll road/tunnelautopista (feminine) de peaje or (Mexico) cuotacarretera (feminine) /túnel (masculine) de peaje or (Mexico) de cuotaExample sentences
- Local governments throughout China have increasingly been using tolls on roads and bridges as a means of supplementing their income.
- Nobody should be surprised by the Government's plans for road tolls, but I, for one, have been shocked by the reaction from some quarters of the fleet industry.
- The goal of this project is to shift discretionary traffic out of the peak period by reducing the existing tolls on two bridges during the shoulder times before and after the morning and evening rush-hour peaks.
- 2 (cost, damage) See examples: the death tollthe traffic toll (American English)el número de muertos or de víctimas mortalesthe climate took a toll on his healthel número de accidentes de tráficoel índice de siniestralidad en carreterathe train crash took a heavy tollel clima le afectó la saludall those sleepless nights will take their tollel accidente ferroviario se cobró numerosas víctimaslos efectos de tantas noches sin dormir se van a hacer sentir luego
- 1.1 (ring)Example sentences1.2 (announce, mark)
- Today the bell will toll for the last time at Chippenham Livestock Market when the final beast goes up for sale.
- Presently, the Church bell began to toll, signalling that the nightly curfew was about to begin.
- He quickly seated himself as a bell tolled, signaling the start of class.
- Livra's words had set a bell tolling the death knell in the king's head.
- Finally just as fashion had contributed to the rise of hairwork, so did it toll its death knell.
- The rising share of foreign businesses in China's delivery market could toll the demise of less prepared domestic carriers
- uncountable [literary] (of bell)Example sentences
- Even after he had heard the toll of the bell ring, it took him another full minute to safely retrieve his finger.
- An album of cinema-flavoured music, it opens with a single, western-style bell toll.
- It was a beautiful sound, almost like the echo of a bell toll.
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In some parts of Spain, the name given to a weekly open-air flea market where all kinds of items are sold is a rastro. The name El Rastro as such refers to a very big market of this type held in Madrid at weekends.