Definition of take a/its toll
- If you keep working so hard, the stress will eventually take its toll.
- Too much sunlight can take a (heavy) toll on your skin.
- Her illness has taken a toll on her marriage.
: to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as
: to seize or capture physically
: to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing
: a distinct or personal point of view, outlook, or assessment
: an act or the action of taking: such as
: the uninterrupted photographing or televising of a scene
: a tax or fee paid for some liberty or privilege (as of passing over a highway or bridge)
: compensation for services rendered: such as
: a charge for transportation
: to take or levy toll
: to exact part of as a toll
: to take as toll
: to sound with slow measured strokes
: to sound (a bell) by pulling the rope
: to give signal or announcement of
: the sound of a tolling bell
: allure, entice
: to entice (game) to approach
: to attract (fish) with scattered bait
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