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  1. roll
    IPA[rōl]
  2. verb

    • 1. move or cause to move in a particular direction by turning over and over on an axis:

      the car rolled down into a ditch she rolled the ball across the floor
      Synonym : turn round and round, go round and round, turn over and over, spin, rotate, bowl
    • 2. turn or cause to turn over to face a different direction:

      she rolled onto her side they rolled him over onto his back
    • 3. turn (one's eyes) upward, typically to show surprise or disapproval:

      Sarah rolled her eyes
    • 4. (of a person or animal) lie down and turn over and over while remaining in the same place:

      the buffalo rolled in the dust
    • 5. (of a moving ship, aircraft, or vehicle) rock or oscillate around an axis parallel to the direction of motion:

      the ship pitched and rolled
      Synonym : lurch, toss, rock, pitch, plunge, sway, reel, list, keel, wallow, labor, make heavy weather
    • 6. move along or from side to side unsteadily or uncontrollably:

      they were rolling about with laughter
    • 7. overturn (a vehicle):

      he rolled his Mercedes in a 100 mph crash
    • 8. throw (a die or dice):

      he put all his chips on the table and rolled the dice
    • 9. obtain (a particular score) by throwing a die or dice:

      roll a 2, 3, or 12
    • 10. (of a vehicle) move or run on wheels:

      the van was rolling along the highway
      Synonym : travel, go, move, pass, cruise, be carried, be conveyed, sweep
    • 11. move or push (a wheeled object):

      Pat rolled the cart back and forth
      Synonym : wheel, push, trundle
    • 12. make a car window or a window blind move up or down:

      do not roll down the window to give a stranger directions
    • 13. (of a drop of liquid) flow:

      huge tears rolled down her cheeks
    • 14. (of time) elapse steadily:

      the years rolled by
      Synonym : pass, go by/past, slip by/past, slide by/past, sail by/past, glide by/past, fly by/past, elapse, wear on, steal by/past, march on
    • 15. (of a product) issue from (an assembly line or machine):

      the first copies of the newspaper rolled off the presses
    • 16. (of waves, smoke, cloud, or fog) move or flow forward with an undulating motion:

      the fog rolled across the fields
      Synonym : billow, undulate, rise and fall, toss, tumble, welter
    • 17. (of land) extend in gentle undulations.

    • 18. (of credits for a movie or television program) be displayed as if moving on a roller up the screen:

      the end credits rolled and the title came up
    • 19. (with reference to a machine, device, or system) operate or begin operating:

      the cameras started to roll roll the camera
    • 20. start moving; take action:

      the coast's clear—let's roll
    • 21. behave in a particular way:

      that's just how I roll, guys—I'll smile until I physically can't
    • 22. turn (something flexible) over and over on itself to form a cylinder, tube, or ball:

      she started to roll up her sleeping bag
      Synonym : wind, coil, furl, fold, curl, twist
    • 23. make (something) by forming material into a cylinder or ball:

      Harry rolled himself a joint
      Synonym : wind, coil, furl, fold, curl, twist
    • 24. (of a person or animal) curl up tightly:

      the shock made the armadillo roll into a ball
      Synonym : wind, coil, furl, fold, curl, twist
    • 25. flatten or spread (something) by using a roller or by passing it between rollers:

      roll out the dough on a floured surface roll on a decorative paint finish
      Synonym : flatten, level, smooth, even out
    • 26. (of a loud, deep sound such as that of thunder or drums) reverberate:

      the first peals of thunder rolled across the sky
    • 27. pronounce (a consonant, typically an r) with a trill:

      when he wanted to emphasize a point he rolled his rrrs
    • 28. utter (a word or words) with a reverberating or vibratory effect:

      he rolled the word around his mouth
    • 29. (of words) flow effortlessly or mellifluously:

      the names of his colleagues rolled off his lips
    • 30. rob (someone, typically when they are intoxicated or asleep):

      if you don't get drunk, you don't get rolled

    noun

    • 1. a cylinder formed by winding flexible material around a tube or by turning it over and over on itself without folding:

      a roll of carpet
    • 2. a cylindrical mass of something or a number of items arranged in a cylindrical shape:

      a roll of mints
      Synonym : cylinder, tube, scroll, bolt
    • 3. an item of food that is made by wrapping a flat sheet of pastry, cake, meat, or fish around a sweet or savory filling:

      salmon and rice rolls
    • 4. money, typically a quantity of banknotes rolled together:

      I should eat out, enjoy the fat roll I'd taken out of my account
      Synonym : wad, bundle
    • 5. a movement in which someone or something turns or is turned over on itself:

      a roll of the dice the ponies completed two rolls before getting back on their feet
    • 6. a gymnastic exercise in which the body is rolled into a tucked position and turned in a forward or backward circle:

      I used my momentum and tucked into a roll
    • 7. a swaying or oscillation of a ship, aircraft, or vehicle around an axis parallel to the direction of motion:

      the car corners capably with a minimum of roll
      Synonym : rocking, tossing, lurching, pitching, plunging, swaying
    • 8. a prolonged, deep, reverberating sound, typically made by thunder or a drum:

      thunder exploded, roll after roll
    • 9. one of the basic patterns (rudiments) of drumming, consisting of a sustained, rapid alternation of single or double strokes of each stick.

    • 10. a very small loaf of bread, to be eaten by one person:

      soup with a roll
    • 11. an official list or register of names:

      the school had no one by his name on its roll
    • 12. the total numbers on an official list of names:

      a review of secondary schools to assess the effects of falling rolls
    • 13. a document, typically an official record, in scroll form.

    • 14. undulation of the landscape:

      hidden by the roll of the land was a refinery
    • 15. a roller for flattening something, especially one used to shape metal in a rolling mill.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: roll, plural noun: rolls

    • v.: verb: roll, 3rd person present: rolls, gerund or present participle: rolling, past tense: rolled, past participle: rolled

    • verb

      move in a particular direction by turning over and over on an axis:

      turn over to face a different direction:

    • noun

      a cylinder formed by winding flexible material round a tube or by turning it over and over on itself without folding:

      a cylindrical mass of something or a number of items arranged in a cylindrical shape:

    • adjective

      moving by turning over and over on an axis:

      (of land) extending in gentle undulations:

    • adjective

      moving by turning over and over on an axis:

      (of land) extending in gentle undulations:

    • noun

      a hand-rolled cigarette.

      an article of food rolled up and sometimes stuffed with a filling:

    • adjective

      denoting something that can be rolled up:
    • noun

      a small crusty bread roll.

      another term for French twist

    • noun

      a high loosely turned-over collar:

      a garment with a roll-neck collar:

    • noun

      a roll performed by an aircraft as a sign of triumph, typically after a successful mission.

      a large curl of hair created by rolling a section back from the face and securing it to the top of the head, especially popular as a way of styling the hair in the 1940s:

    • noun

      a cylindrical cake with a spiral cross section, made from a flat sponge cake spread with a filling such as jam and rolled up.

      a woman's genitals, or sexual intercourse.

    • noun

      the process of calling out a list of names to establish who is present.

      a list or group of people or things that are notable in some specified way:

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