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roll

 (rōl)
v. rolled, roll·ing, rolls
v.intr.
1. To move forward along a surface by revolving on an axis or by repeatedly turning over.
2. To travel or be moved on wheels or rollers: rolled down the sidewalk on their scooters.
3. To travel around; wander: roll from town to town.
4.
a. To travel or be carried in a vehicle.
b. To be carried on a stream: The logs rolled down the cascading river.
5.
a. To start to move or operate: The press wouldn't roll.
b. To work or succeed in a sustained way; gain momentum: The political campaign finally began to roll.
6. To go by; elapse: The days rolled along.
7. To recur. Often used with around: Summer has rolled around again.
8. To move in a periodic revolution, as a planet in its orbit.
9. To turn over and over: The puppy rolled in the mud.
10. To shift the gaze usually quickly and continually: The child's eyes rolled with fright.
11. To turn around or revolve on an axis.
12. To move or advance with a rising and falling motion; undulate: The waves rolled toward shore.
13. To extend or appear to extend in gentle rises and falls: The dunes roll to the sea.
14. To move or rock from side to side: The ship pitched and rolled in heavy seas.
15. To walk with a swaying, unsteady motion.
16. Slang To experience periodic rushes after taking an intoxicating drug, especially MDMA.
17. To take the shape of a ball or cylinder: Yarn rolls easily.
18. To become flattened by pressure applied by a roller.
19. To make a deep, prolonged, surging sound: Thunder rolled in the distance.
20. To make a sustained trilling sound, as certain birds do.
21. To beat a drum in a continuous series of short blows.
22. To pour, flow, or move in a continual stream: tourists rolling into the city.
23. To enjoy ample amounts: rolled in the money.
v.tr.
1. To cause to move forward along a surface by revolving on an axis or by repeatedly turning over.
2. To move or push along on wheels or rollers: rolled the plane out of the hangar.
3. To impel or send onward in a steady, swelling motion: The sea rolls its waves onto the sand.
4. To impart a swaying, rocking motion to: Heavy seas rolled the ship.
5. To turn around or partly turn around; rotate: rolled his head toward the door.
6. To cause to begin moving or operating: roll the cameras; roll the presses.
7. To extend or lay out: rolled out a long rope.
8. To pronounce or utter with a trill: You must roll your r's in Spanish.
9. To utter or emit in full, swelling tones.
10. To beat (a drum) with a continuous series of short blows.
11. To wrap (something) round and round upon itself or around something else. Often used with up: roll up a poster.
12.
a. To envelop or enfold in a covering: roll dirty laundry in a sheet.
b. To make by shaping into a ball or cylinder: roll a cigarette.
13. To spread, compress, or flatten by applying pressure with a roller: roll pastry dough.
14. Printing To apply ink to (type) with a roller or rollers.
15. Games To throw (dice), as in craps.
16. Slang To rob (a drunken, sleeping, or otherwise helpless person).
n.
1. The act or an instance of rolling.
2. Something rolled up: a roll of tape.
3. A quantity, as of cloth or wallpaper, rolled into a cylinder and often considered as a unit of measure.
4. A piece of parchment or paper that may be or is rolled up; a scroll.
5. A register or a catalogue.
6. A list of names of persons belonging to a group.
7. A mass in cylindrical or rounded form: a roll of tobacco.
8.
a. A small rounded portion of bread.
b. A portion of food shaped like a tube with a filling.
9. A rolling, swaying, or rocking motion.
10. A gentle swell or undulation of a surface: the roll of the plains.
11. A deep reverberation or rumble: the roll of thunder.
12. A rapid succession of short sounds: the roll of a drum.
13. A trill: the roll of his r's.
14. A resonant, rhythmical flow of words.
15. A roller, especially a cylinder on which to roll something up or with which to flatten something.
16. A maneuver in which an airplane makes a single complete rotation about its longitudinal axis without changing direction or losing altitude.
17. Slang Money, especially a wad of paper money.
Phrasal Verbs:
roll back
1. To reduce (prices or wages, for example) to a previous lower level.
2. To cause to turn back or retreat.
roll out
1. To get out of bed.
2. To initiate or produce for the first time; introduce: roll out a new product line.
3. Football To execute a rollout.
roll over
1. To defer or postpone payment of (an obligation).
2. To renegotiate the terms of (a financial deal).
3. To reinvest (funds from a maturing security or from a tax-deferred account) into a similar security or account.
roll up
1. To arrive in a vehicle.
2. To accumulate; amass: rolled up quite a fortune.
3. To destroy or eliminate by military action: "Give him some infantry and he would roll up the enemy flank" (Brooks D. Simpson).
Idioms:
on a roll Informal
Undergoing or experiencing sustained, even increasing good fortune or success: "The stock market's on a roll" (Karen Pennar).
roll in the hay Slang
Sexual intercourse.
roll the bones Games
To cast dice, especially in craps.
roll with the punches Slang
To cope with and withstand adversity, especially by being flexible.

[Middle English rollen, from Old French roler, from Vulgar Latin *rotulāre, from Latin rotula, diminutive of rota, wheel; see ret- in Indo-European roots.]

roll

(rəʊl)
vb
1. to move or cause to move along by turning over and over
2. to move or cause to move along on wheels or rollers
3. to flow or cause to flow onwards in an undulating movement: billows of smoke rolled over the ground.
4. (Zoology) (intr) (of animals, etc) to turn onto the back and kick: the hills roll down to the sea.
5. (intr) to extend in undulations: the hills roll down to the sea.
6. (usually foll by: around) to move or occur in cycles
7. (Astronomy) (intr) (of a planet, the moon, etc) to revolve in an orbit
8. (intr; foll by on, by, etc) to pass or elapse: the years roll by.
9. to rotate or cause to rotate wholly or partially: to roll one's eyes.
10. to curl, cause to curl, or admit of being curled, so as to form a ball, tube, or cylinder; coil
11. to make or form by shaping into a ball, tube, or cylinder: to roll a cigarette.
12. (often foll by out) to spread or cause to spread out flat or smooth under or as if under a roller: to roll the lawn; to roll pastry.
13. to emit, produce, or utter with a deep prolonged reverberating sound: the thunder rolled continuously.
14. to trill or cause to be trilled: to roll one's r's.
15. (intr) (of a vessel, aircraft, rocket, etc) to turn from side to side around the longitudinal axis. Compare pitch111, yaw1
16. (Aeronautics) to cause (an aircraft) to execute a roll or (of an aircraft) to execute a roll (sense 40). (of an aircraft) to execute or cause an aircraft to execute a roll41
17. (intr) to walk with a swaying gait, as when drunk; sway
18. (often foll by: over) (of an animal, esp a dog) to lie on its back and wriggle while kicking its legs in the air, without moving along
19. (intr) to wallow or envelop oneself (in)
20. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) (tr) to apply ink to (type, etc) with a roller or rollers
21. (Games, other than specified) to throw (dice)
22. (intr) to operate or begin to operate: the presses rolled.
23. (intr) informal to make progress; move or go ahead: let the good times roll.
24. (tr) informal chiefly US and NZ to rob (a helpless person, such as someone drunk or asleep)
25. (tr) slang to have sexual intercourse or foreplay with (a person)
26. start the ball rolling set the ball rolling to open or initiate (an action, discussion, movement, etc)
n
27. the act or an instance of rolling
28. anything rolled up in a cylindrical form: a roll of newspaper.
29. an official list or register, esp of names: an electoral roll.
30. a rounded mass: rolls of flesh.
31. a strip of material, esp leather, fitted with pockets or pouches for holding tools, toilet articles, needles and thread, etc
32. (Tools) a cylinder used to flatten something; roller
33. (Cookery) a small loaf of bread for one person: eaten plain, with butter, or as a light meal when filled with meat, cheese, etc
34. (Cookery) a flat pastry or cake rolled up with a meat (sausage roll), jam (jam roll), or other filling. See also swiss roll
35. a swell, ripple, or undulation on a surface: the roll of the hills.
36. a swaying, rolling, or unsteady movement or gait
37. a deep prolonged reverberating sound: the roll of thunder.
38. a rhythmic cadenced flow of words
39. a trilling sound; trill
40. (Music, other) a very rapid beating of the sticks on a drum
41. (Aeronautics) a flight manoeuvre in which an aircraft makes one complete rotation about its longitudinal axis without loss of height or change in direction
42. the angular displacement of a vessel, rocket, missile, etc, caused by rolling
43. (Games, other than specified) a throw of dice
44. (Tools) a bookbinder's tool having a brass wheel, used to impress a line or repeated pattern on the cover of a book
45. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a bookbinder's tool having a brass wheel, used to impress a line or repeated pattern on the cover of a book
46. slang an act of sexual intercourse or petting (esp in the phrase a roll in the hay)
47. (Banking & Finance) slang US an amount of money, esp a wad of paper money
48. on a roll slang experiencing continued good luck or success
49. strike off the roll strike off the rolls
a. to expel from membership
b. to debar (a solicitor) from practising, usually because of dishonesty
[C14 rollen, from Old French roler, from Latin rotulus a little wheel, from rota a wheel]

roll

(roʊl)

v.i.
1. to move along a surface by turning over and over.
2. to move or be moved on wheels.
3. to flow or advance with an undulating motion, as waves.
4. to extend in undulations, as land.
5. to elapse, as time.
6. to move as in a cycle, as seasons (usu. fol. by round or around).
7. to emit or have a deep, prolonged sound, as thunder.
8. to trill, as a bird.
9. to turn over, as a person lying down.
10. (of the eyes) to turn around in different directions.
11. (of a vessel)
a. to rock from side to side in open water.
b. to sail with a side-to-side rocking motion.
12. to walk with a swinging or swaying gait.
13. Informal.
a. to begin to move or operate: Let's roll at sunrise.
b. to make progress; advance: The project is really rolling now.
14. to curl up so as to form a ball or cylinder.
15. to become spread out or flattened.
16. (of an aircraft or rocket) to deviate from a stable flight attitude by rotation about the longitudinal axis.
v.t.
17. to cause to move along a surface by turning over and over.
18. to move along on wheels or rollers.
19. to drive or cause to flow onward with an undulating motion.
20. to utter or give forth with a full, flowing, continuous sound.
21. to trill: to roll one's r 's.
22. to cause to turn over.
23. to turn around in different directions: to roll one's eyes.
24. to cause to sway or rock from side to side, as a ship.
25. to wrap around an axis or around itself: to roll string.
26. to make by forming into a cylinder: to roll a cigarette.
27. to spread out flat (something curled up) (often fol. by out).
28. to wrap or envelop, as in a covering.
29. to spread out, level, compact, or the like, as with a rolling pin.
30. to beat (a drum) with rapid, continuous strokes.
31. (in certain games, as craps) to throw (dice).
32. to apply (ink) with a roller or series of rollers.
33. Slang. to rob, esp. by going through the pockets of a victim who is asleep or drunk.
34. roll back, to reduce (prices, wages, etc.) to a former level.
35. roll in, Informal. to arrive, esp. in large numbers or quantity: When does the money start rolling in?
36. roll out,
a. to spread out or flatten.
b. Informal. to arise, as from bed.
c. Football. to execute a rollout.
37. roll over, to reinvest (funds), as from one stock or bond into another.
38. roll up,
a. to amass in increasing quantities or amounts.
b. to arrive in a car, carriage, or other vehicle.
n.
39. a piece of paper, parchment, or the like, that is rolled up.
40. a register, catalog, or list, as of membership.
41. anything rolled up in a ringlike or cylindrical form.
42. a length of cloth, wallpaper, or the like, rolled up in cylindrical form, often forming a definite measure.
43. a cylindrical or rounded mass of something: rolls of fat.
44. a roller.
45.
a. thin cake spread with jelly or the like and rolled up.
b. a small cake of bread sometimes folded over before baking.
c. meat rolled up and cooked.
46. an act or instance of rolling.
47. undulation, as of a surface.
48. a sonorous or rhythmical flow of words.
49. a deep, prolonged sound, as of thunder or drums.
50. the trill of certain birds.
51. a rolling motion or gait.
52. Aerospace.
a. a single, complete rotation of an airplane about the axis of the fuselage with little loss of altitude or change of direction.
b. (of an aircraft or rocket) the act of rolling.
c. the angular displacement caused by rolling.
53. Informal.
a. paper currency carried folded or rolled up.
b. bankroll; funds.
54. (in various dice games)
a. a single cast of or turn at casting the dice.
b. the total number of pips or points made by a single cast; score or point.
Idioms:
1. on a roll, experiencing an interval of success and good fortune.
2. roll with the punches, to cope by accommodating to adversity and remaining flexible.
[1175–1225; (n.) Middle English: scroll, register, cylindrical object < Old French ro(u)lle < Latin rotulus, rotula small wheel, diminutive of rota wheel; (v.) Middle English < Old French rol(l)er < Vulgar Latin *rotulare, derivative of Latin rotulus, rotula]
syn: See list1.

roll

1. The rotation of an aircraft or ship about its longitudinal axis.
2. In air photography, the camera rotation about the longitudinal axis of the aircraft. Also called tilt. See also tilt angle.

Roll

 a succession of sounds.
Examples: roll of drums (drum beats), 1842; of language, 1858; of thunder, 1818; of breaking waves, 1889.

role

roll

These words are both pronounced /rəʊl/.

1. 'role'

Your role is your position and what you do in a situation or society.

What is the role of the university in modern society?
He had played a major role in the formation of the United Nations.

A role is also one of the characters that an actor or singer plays in a film, play, opera, or musical.

She played the leading role in The Winter's Tale.
2. 'roll'

A roll is a very small loaf of bread.

The soup is served with a roll and butter.

A roll of something such as cloth or paper is a long piece of it wrapped many times around itself or around a tube.

I bought a roll of wallpaper.

roll


Past participle: rolled
Gerund: rolling

Imperative
roll
roll
Present
I roll
you roll
he/she/it rolls
we roll
you roll
they roll
Preterite
I rolled
you rolled
he/she/it rolled
we rolled
you rolled
they rolled
Present Continuous
I am rolling
you are rolling
he/she/it is rolling
we are rolling
you are rolling
they are rolling
Present Perfect
I have rolled
you have rolled
he/she/it has rolled
we have rolled
you have rolled
they have rolled
Past Continuous
I was rolling
you were rolling
he/she/it was rolling
we were rolling
you were rolling
they were rolling
Past Perfect
I had rolled
you had rolled
he/she/it had rolled
we had rolled
you had rolled
they had rolled
Future
I will roll
you will roll
he/she/it will roll
we will roll
you will roll
they will roll
Future Perfect
I will have rolled
you will have rolled
he/she/it will have rolled
we will have rolled
you will have rolled
they will have rolled
Future Continuous
I will be rolling
you will be rolling
he/she/it will be rolling
we will be rolling
you will be rolling
they will be rolling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been rolling
you have been rolling
he/she/it has been rolling
we have been rolling
you have been rolling
they have been rolling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been rolling
you will have been rolling
he/she/it will have been rolling
we will have been rolling
you will have been rolling
they will have been rolling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been rolling
you had been rolling
he/she/it had been rolling
we had been rolling
you had been rolling
they had been rolling
Conditional
I would roll
you would roll
he/she/it would roll
we would roll
you would roll
they would roll
Past Conditional
I would have rolled
you would have rolled
he/she/it would have rolled
we would have rolled
you would have rolled
they would have rolled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.roll - rotary motion of an object around its own axisroll - rotary motion of an object around its own axis; "wheels in axial rotation"
gyration, revolution, rotation - a single complete turn (axial or orbital); "the plane made three rotations before it crashed"; "the revolution of the earth about the sun takes one year"
wallow - an indolent or clumsy rolling about; "a good wallow in the water"
2.roll - a list of namesroll - a list of names; "his name was struck off the rolls"
list, listing - a database containing an ordered array of items (names or topics)
batting order, lineup, card - (baseball) a list of batters in the order in which they will bat; "the managers presented their cards to the umpire at home plate"
death-roll - a list of persons killed in a war or other disaster
muster roll - a list of names of officers and men in a military unit or ship's company
church roll - a list of the members of church
rota - a roster of names showing the order in which people should perform certain duties
waiting list - a roster of those waiting to obtain something
3.roll - a long heavy sea wave as it advances towards the shoreroll - a long heavy sea wave as it advances towards the shore
moving ridge, wave - one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water)
4.roll - photographic film rolled up inside a container to protect it from light
photographic film, film - photographic material consisting of a base of celluloid covered with a photographic emulsion; used to make negatives or transparencies
5.roll - a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)roll - a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)
corolla - (botany) the whorl of petals of a flower that collectively form an inner floral envelope or layer of the perianth; "we cultivate the flower for its corolla"
calyx - (botany) the whorl of sepals of a flower collectively forming the outer floral envelope or layer of the perianth enclosing and supporting the developing bud; usually green
round shape - a shape that is curved and without sharp angles
verticil - a whorl of leaves growing around a stem
6.roll - a roll of currency notes (often taken as the resources of a person or business etc.)roll - a roll of currency notes (often taken as the resources of a person or business etc.); "he shot his roll on a bob-tailed nag"
business enterprise, commercial enterprise, business - the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects; "computers are now widely used in business"
7.roll - small rounded bread either plain or sweetroll - small rounded bread either plain or sweet
bread, breadstuff, staff of life - food made from dough of flour or meal and usually raised with yeast or baking powder and then baked
tea bread - sweetened buns to be eaten with tea
frankfurter bun, hotdog bun - a long bun shaped to hold a frankfurter
hamburger bun, hamburger roll - a round bun shaped to hold a hamburger patty
brioche - a light roll rich with eggs and butter and somewhat sweet
crescent roll, croissant - very rich flaky crescent-shaped roll
hard roll, Vienna roll - yeast-raised roll with a hard crust
soft roll - yeast-raised roll with a soft crust
kaiser roll - rounded raised poppy-seed roll made of a square piece of dough by folding the corners in to the center
Parker House roll - yeast-raised dinner roll made by folding a disk of dough before baking
clover-leaf roll - yeast-raised dinner roll made by baking three small balls of dough in each cup of a muffin pan
onion roll - yeast-raised roll flavored with onion
coffee roll, sweet roll - any of numerous yeast-raised sweet rolls with our without raisins or nuts or spices or a glaze
bagel, beigel - (Yiddish) glazed yeast-raised doughnut-shaped roll with hard crust
8.roll - a deep prolonged sound (as of thunder or large bells)roll - a deep prolonged sound (as of thunder or large bells)
sound - the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them"
9.roll - the sound of a drum (especially a snare drum) beaten rapidly and continuouslyroll - the sound of a drum (especially a snare drum) beaten rapidly and continuously
sound - the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them"
10.roll - a document that can be rolled up (as for storage)
holograph, manuscript - handwritten book or document
Megillah - (Judaism) the scroll of parchment that contains the biblical story of Esther; traditionally read in synagogues to celebrate Purim
Torah - (Judaism) the scroll of parchment on which the first five books of the Hebrew Scripture is written; is used in a synagogue during services
11.roll - anything rolled up in cylindrical form
bolt - a roll of cloth or wallpaper of a definite length
rouleau - a roll of coins wrapped in paper
rouleau - a roll of ribbon
cylinder - a solid bounded by a cylindrical surface and two parallel planes (the bases)
12.roll - the act of throwing dice
craps - a gambling game played with two dice; a first throw of 7 or 11 wins and a first throw of 2, 3, or 12 loses and a first throw of any other number must be repeated to win before a 7 is thrown, which loses the bet and the dice
throw - casting an object in order to determine an outcome randomly; "he risked his fortune on a throw of the dice"
natural - (craps) a first roll of 7 or 11 that immediately wins the stake
13.roll - walking with a swaying gait
gait - a person's manner of walking
14.roll - a flight maneuver; aircraft rotates about its longitudinal axis without changing direction or losing altitude
barrel roll - a roll in which the plane follows a spiral course
snap roll - a fast roll
airplane maneuver, flight maneuver - a maneuver executed by an aircraft
15.roll - the act of rolling something (as the ball in bowling)
bowling - the playing of a game of tenpins or duckpins etc
actuation, propulsion - the act of propelling
Verb1.roll - move by turning over or rotatingroll - move by turning over or rotating; "The child rolled down the hill"; "turn over on your left side"
rim - roll around the rim of; "the ball rimmed the basket"
revolve, roll - cause to move by turning over or in a circular manner of as if on an axis; "She rolled the ball"; "They rolled their eyes at his words"
turn - change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense; "Turn towards me"; "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face"; "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs"
roll over - make a rolling motion or turn; "The dog rolled over"
avalanche, roll down - gather into a huge mass and roll down a mountain, of snow
2.roll - move along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle; "The President's convoy rolled past the crowds"
go, locomote, move, travel - change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"
bowl - roll (a ball)
troll - cause to move round and round; "The child trolled her hoop"
3.roll - occur in soft rounded shapesroll - occur in soft rounded shapes; "The hills rolled past"
4.roll - flatten or spread with a roller; "roll out the paper"
flatten - make flat or flatter; "flatten a road"; "flatten your stomach with these exercises"
cog - roll steel ingots
mill - roll out (metal) with a rolling machine
5.roll - emit, produce, or utter with a deep prolonged reverberating sound; "The thunder rolled"; "rolling drums"
sound, go - make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'"
6.roll - arrange or or coil around; "roll your hair around your finger"; "Twine the thread around the spool"; "She wrapped her arms around the child"
spool - wind onto a spool or a reel
reel - wind onto or off a reel
ball - form into a ball by winding or rolling; "ball wool"
clew, clue - roll into a ball
coil, curl, loop - wind around something in coils or loops
move, displace - cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"
wrap up, roll up - form a cylinder by rolling; "roll up a banner"
7.roll - begin operating or running; "The cameras were rolling"; "The presses are already rolling"
function, operate, work, run, go - perform as expected when applied; "The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in"; "Does this old car still run well?"; "This old radio doesn't work anymore"
8.roll - shape by rolling; "roll a cigarette"
shape, form - give shape or form to; "shape the dough"; "form the young child's character"
9.roll - execute a roll, in tumbling; "The gymnasts rolled and jumped"
tumble - do gymnastics, roll and turn skillfully
10.roll - sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity
steal - take without the owner's consent; "Someone stole my wallet on the train"; "This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation"
11.roll - move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motionroll - move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion; "The curtains undulated"; "the waves rolled towards the beach"
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
luff - flap when the wind is blowing equally on both sides; "the sails luffed"
12.roll - move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employmentroll - move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment; "The gypsies roamed the woods"; "roving vagabonds"; "the wandering Jew"; "The cattle roam across the prairie"; "the laborers drift from one town to the next"; "They rolled from town to town"
go, locomote, move, travel - change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"
maunder - wander aimlessly
gad, gallivant, jazz around - wander aimlessly in search of pleasure
drift, err, stray - wander from a direct course or at random; "The child strayed from the path and her parents lost sight of her"; "don't drift from the set course"
wander - go via an indirect route or at no set pace; "After dinner, we wandered into town"
13.roll - move, rock, or sway from side to side; "The ship rolled on the heavy seas"
rock, sway, shake - move back and forth or sideways; "the ship was rocking"; "the tall building swayed"; "She rocked back and forth on her feet"
14.roll - cause to move by turning over or in a circular manner of as if on an axis; "She rolled the ball"; "They rolled their eyes at his words"
move, displace - cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"
roll, turn over - move by turning over or rotating; "The child rolled down the hill"; "turn over on your left side"
transit - revolve (the telescope of a surveying transit) about its horizontal transverse axis in order to reverse its direction
15.roll - pronounce with a roll, of the phoneme /r/; "She rolls her r's"
enounce, enunciate, pronounce, sound out, articulate, say - speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way; "She pronounces French words in a funny way"; "I cannot say `zip wire'"; "Can the child sound out this complicated word?"
16.roll - boil vigorously; "The liquid was seething"; "The water rolled"
roil, churn, moil, boil - be agitated; "the sea was churning in the storm"
17.roll - take the shape of a roll or cylinder; "the carpet rolled out"; "Yarn rolls well"
change form, change shape, deform - assume a different shape or form
18.roll - show certain properties when being rolled; "The carpet rolls unevenly"; "dried-out tobacco rolls badly"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
wrap up, roll up - form a cylinder by rolling; "roll up a banner"
furl, roll up - form into a cylinder by rolling; "Roll up the cloth"

roll

verb
1. turn, wheel, spin, reel, go round, revolve, rotate, whirl, swivel, pivot, twirl, gyrate The car went off the road and rolled over into a ditch.
2. trundle, go, move, pass, travel, cruise The lorry slowly rolled forward.
3. flow, run, course, pour, slide, stream, trickle, glide, purl Tears rolled down her cheeks.
4. (often with up) wind, bind, wrap, twist, curl, coil, swathe, envelop, entwine, furl, enfold He took off his sweater and rolled it into a pillow.
5. level, even, press, spread, smooth, flatten Rub in and roll out the pastry.
6. toss, rock, lurch, reel, tumble, sway, wallow, billow, swing, welter The ship was still rolling in the troughs.
7. rumble, boom, echo, drum, roar, thunder, grumble, resound, reverberate guns firing, drums rolling, cymbals clashing
8. sway, pitch, reel, stagger, lurch, lumber, waddle, swagger, totter They rolled about in hysterics.
9. pass, slip by, wear on, go past, elapse The years roll by and look at us now.
noun
1. reel, ball, bobbin, cylinder a roll of blue insulated wire
2. spool, reel, scroll a dozen rolls of film
3. bun, bagel, bread roll, bap (Brit.), hoagie (U.S.), bridge roll (Brit.) butter and marmalade on a roll
4. rumble, boom, drumming, roar, thunder, grumble, resonance, growl, reverberation They heard the roll of drums.
5. register, record, list, table, schedule, index, catalogue, directory, inventory, census, chronicle, scroll, roster, annals A new electoral roll should be drawn up.
6. tossing, rocking, rolling, pitching, swell, lurching, wallowing despite the roll of the boat
7. turn, run, spin, rotation, cycle, wheel, revolution, reel, whirl, twirl, undulation, gyration control the roll of the ball
roll in
1. flood in, flow in, stream in, pour in I kept the money rolling in.
2. turn up, appear, arrive, show up (informal), make an appearance, show your face They usually roll in about midday and don't do much when they get there
roll up turn up, appear, arrive, show up (informal), make an appearance, show your face He rolled up at the front of the hotel.

roll

verb
1. To cover completely and closely, as with clothing or bandages:
2. To move vigorously from side to side or up and down:
3. To lean suddenly, unsteadily, and erratically from the vertical axis:
4. To make a continuous deep reverberating sound:
5. To proceed with ease, especially of expression:
6. To take extravagant pleasure:
phrasal verb
roll out
To leave one's bed:
Informal: turn out.
phrasal verb
roll up
To bring together so as to increase in mass or number:
noun
A series, as of names or words, printed or written down:
Translations
تَتَدَحْرَج الأمواج نحْو الشاطئتَمايُلدَحْرَجَهدَوي، قَصْفرَغيف مُسْتَدير
kutáletváletroleseznamsvinout
rullebollebulderbuldredælle
hokeajyminäjyräjyrinäkääriä
सूची
kotrljati sepecivorola
gurítzsemle
aka, keyradrunadrynjafletja úthnoîa, rúlla
ロールパン転がり転がる
구르다두루마리브레드 롤
aizritētapveltapveltiesbolītbraukt
faldknísaniekotúľaťodkotúľaťváľanie
kotalitikotaliti senavitivaliti sezavihati
rullarullesmåfranskavalsvirvel
กลิ้งขนมปังกลมม้วน
yuvarlanmayuvarlanmakaçmakağır ağır hareket etmekdön mek
lănổ bánh mìquấnsự lăn tròntài liệu

roll

[ˈrəʊl]
n
[paper, fabric, plastic, wire] → rouleau m
a roll of tape → un rouleau de ruban adhésif
a roll of film → une pellicule (photo) toilet roll
[banknotes] → liasse f
(also bread roll) → petit pain m
cheese roll → sandwich m au fromage (dans un petit pain)
ham roll → sandwich m au jambon (dans un petit pain)
(= register) → liste f
(= sound) [drums] → roulement m; [thunder] → roulement m
(= movement) [ship] → roulis m
(= somersault) (in gymnastics)roulade f; (for fun)galipette f
forward roll → roulade f avant
backward roll → roulade f arrière
[plane] → tonneau m
to be on a roll (= doing well) → être dans une bonne passe
vt
[+ ball, coin] → faire rouler; [+ barrel] → rouler
I rolled a ball across the carpet → J'ai fait rouler une balle sur la moquette.
[+ dice] → jeter
It's your turn to roll the dice → C'est ton tour de jeter les dés.
(= make into a ball or cylinder) [+ string] → enrouler
She rolled the string into a ball → Elle a enroulé la ficelle pour en faire une pelote.
He rolled his sweater into a pillow → Il a enroulé son pull pour en faire un oreiller.
rolled into one → tout en un
[+ cigarette] → rouler
to roll one's eyes → lever les yeux au ciel
(= make flat) [+ road] → cylindrer; [+ grass] → passer au rouleau; [+ pastry] → étendre au rouleau
vi
[ball, coin, stone] → rouler
The ball rolled into the net → Le ballon a roulé dans le filet.
to be rolling in money >, to be rolling in it > → être plein(e) aux as
[wheel] → tourner
[eyes] → se révulser
[car, bus, train]
The bus rolled to a stop → L'autobus s'arrêta doucement.
The lorry rolled forward → Le camion s'avança doucement.
[tears] → glisser
Tears were rolling down his face → Les larmes glissaient sur son visage.
(= move from side to side) [ship] → rouler
(= function) [camera, machine] → tourner
[thunder] → gronder; [drums] → rouler
roll about
roll around virouler çà et là; [person] → se rouler par terre
roll by
vi [time] → s'écouler, passer
roll down
vt sep
(= close) [+ blind] → baisser
(= open) to roll down one's window (in car)baisser sa vitre
roll in
vi [mail, cash] → affluer
roll on
vi
(= pass) [years, time] → passer
(British) roll on ... → vivement ...
Roll on the summer holidays! → Vivement les grandes vacances!
roll out
vt sep [+ pastry] → étendre
roll over
vise retourner
roll up
vt sep
[+ carpet, cloth, map, string] → rouler
to roll o.s. up into a ball → se rouler en boule
[+ sleeves] → retrousser
(= close) [+ car window] → fermer
(= open) [+ blind] → lever
vi (= arrive) → arriver, s'amenerroll bar narceau m de sécuritéroll call nappel mrolled-gold [ˌrəʊldˈgəʊld] adjplaqué(e) orrolled-up [ˌrəʊldˈʌp] adj
[newspaper] → roulé(e), enroulé(e)
[sleeves, trouser legs] → retroussé(e)

roll

n
(of paper, netting, film, hair etc)Rolle f; (of fabric)Ballen m; (of banknotes)Bündel nt; (of butter)Röllchen nt; (of flesh, fat)Wulst m, → Röllchen nt; a roll of papereine Rolle Papier; a roll of banknotesein Bündel ntBanknoten; he has rolls on his bellyer hat Speckrollen am Bauch
(Cook: also bread roll) → Brötchen nt; ham/cheese rollSchinken-/Käsebrötchen nt ? sausage rolletc
(= movement) (of sea, waves)Rollen nt; (of ship)Schlingern nt, → Rollen nt; (= somersault, Aviat) → Rolle f; (of person’s gait)Schaukeln nt, → Wiegen nt; to do a rolleine Rolle machen; the ship gave a sudden rolldas Schiff schlingerte plötzlich; the dog was having a roll on the grassder Hund wälzte sich im Gras; to have a roll in the hay with somebody (inf)mit jdm ins Heu gehen (inf); to be on a roll (inf)eine Glückssträhne haben
(= sound, of thunder) → Rollen nt; (of drums)Wirbel m; (of organ)Brausen nt
(= list, register)Liste f, → Register nt; (of solicitors)Anwaltsliste f; we have 60 pupils on our rollbei uns sind 60 Schüler angemeldet; to call the rolldie Namensliste verlesen, die Namen aufrufen; roll of honour (Brit) → Ehrenliste f; (= plaque)Ehrentafel f; to strike somebody or somebody’s name off the rolljdn or jds Namen von der Liste streichen ? electoral roll
vi
(person, object)rollen; (from side to side: ship) → schlingern; (presses)laufen; (Aviat) → eine Rolle machen; to roll over and overrollen und rollen, kullern und kullern (inf); the children/stones rolled down the hilldie Kinder/Steine rollten or kugelten (inf)den Berg hinunter; tears were rolling down her cheeksTränen rollten or kullerten (inf)ihr über die Wangen; the newspapers were rolling off the pressesdie Zeitungen rollten von den Druckerpressen; heads will roll! (fig)da werden die Köpfe rollen!; to keep the show rolling (Theat inf) → die Show in Gang halten; can you keep the ball or things rolling while I’m away? (inf)können Sie den Laden in Schwung halten, solange ich weg bin? (inf); the dog rolled in the mudder Hund wälzte sich im Schlamm; he’s rolling in money or in it (inf)er schwimmt im Geld (inf); the words just rolled off his tonguedie Worte flossen ihm nur so von den Lippen; his eyes rolled (during a fit) → er rollte mit den Augen; to roll with the punches (fig)sich nicht aus dem Gleis werfen or bringen lassen; he rolls from side to side as he walkser hat einen schaukelnden Gang
(= sound, thunder) → rollen, grollen; (drum)wirbeln; (organ)brausen; (echo) → rollen
(camera)laufen
(Cine) the credits rolledder Abspann lief
vt barrel, hoop, ball, carrollen; umbrellaaufrollen; cigarettedrehen; pastry, doughausrollen; metal, lawn, roadwalzen; to roll one’s eyesdie Augen rollen or verdrehen; to roll one’s r’sdas R rollen; to roll something between one’s fingersetw zwischen den Fingern drehen; to roll one’s own (cigarettes) → sich (dat)seine eigenen drehen; to roll wool into a ballWolle zu einem Knäuel aufwickeln; the hedgehog rolled itself into a ballder Igel rollte sich zu einer Kugel zusammen; he rolled himself in a blanketer wickelte sich in eine Decke; it has a kitchen and a dining room rolled into onees hat eine Küche und Esszimmer in einem ? also rolled

roll

:
rollback
n
(esp US: of tax) → Minderung f
(of prices)Rückgang m
(Mil: of troops) → Rückzug m
(lit: = rolling back) → Zurückrollen nt
rollbar
roll call
n (Sch) → Namensaufruf m; (Mil) → (Anwesenheits)appell m; a roll of sporting giantsein Verzeichnis ntvon Spitzensportlern
roll collar
nRollkragen m

roll

:
rollmop (herring)
nRollmops m
rollneck
nRollkragen m
rollneck(ed)
adjRollkragen-; roll sweaterRollkragenpullover m
roll-on
n
Elastikschlüpfer m
(also roll-on deodorant)Deoroller m
roll-on/roll-off
adjRoll-on-roll-off-; roll ferryRoll-on-roll-off-Fähre f
roll-out
n
(= presentation of new aircraft)Roll-out m; (launch of new product) → (Produkt)präsentation f, → (Produkt)einführung f
(of aircraft on runway)Ausrollen nt
rollover
n
(Fin, of loan etc) → Laufzeitverlängerung f
(US: cellphone) → Mitnehmen ntvon nicht vertelefonierten Freiminuten in den Folgemonat
attr (Brit, in National Lottery) roll week Woche mit Lotto-Jackpot, da es in der vorhergehenden Woche keinen Hauptgewinner gab; roll jackpotJackpot m
roll-top
nRollladen m
roll-top desk
nRollschreibtisch m
roll-up
n (Brit inf) → Selbstgedrehte f; to have a rollsich (dat)eine drehen

roll

[rəʊl]
1. n
a. (of paper, wire) → rotolo; (of hair) → chignon m inv; (of banknotes) → mazzo; (of film) → rullino; (of cloth) → pezza, rotolo; (of fat, flesh) → cuscinetto
b. (also bread roll) → panino
cheese roll → panino al formaggio
c. (list) → lista
to have 500 pupils on the roll → avere 500 iscritti (alla scuola)
d. (sound, of thunder) → rombo; (of drums) → rullio, rullo
e. (movement, of ship, plane) → rollio
2. vt (ball) → (far) rotolare; (road, lawn, pitch) → cilindrare, rullare; (cigarette) → rollare (also roll out) (pastry) → spianare, stendere; (metal) → laminare
roll the meatballs in breadcrumbs → passare le polpette nel pangrattato
to roll one's eyes → roteare gli occhi
to roll one's r's → arrotare la erre
he can't roll his r's → ha la erre moscia
3. vi
a. (turn over) → rotolare; (dog, horse) → rotolarsi; (in pain) → contorcersi
it rolled under the chair → è rotolato sotto la seggiola
tears rolled down her cheeks → le lacrime le scendevano sulle guance
they're rolling in money or they're rolling in it (fam) → sono ricchi sfondati
b. (sound, thunder) → rombare; (drum) → rullare
c. (ship) → rollare
roll about roll around vi + adv (ball, coin) → rotolare qua e là; (person, dog) → rotolarsi; (in pain) → contorcersi
roll away vi + adv (ball) → rotolare (via); (clouds, vehicle) → allontanarsi
roll back vt + advarrotolare, togliere arrotolando
roll by vi + adv (vehicle, years) → passare
roll in vi + adv (money, letters) → continuare ad arrivare (fam) (person) → arrivare
roll on vi + adv (time) → passare
roll on the holidays! → venite presto, vacanze!
roll out vt + adv (pastry) → spianare; (carpet, map) → srotolare, spiegare
roll over vi + adv (object) → rotolare; (person, animal) → (ri)girarsi, (ri)voltarsi
roll up
1. vi + adv
a. (animal) to roll up into a ballappallottolarsi
b. (arrive) → arrivare
roll up! → venite, venite!
2. vt + adv (cloth, map, carpet) → arrotolare; (sleeves) → rimboccare
to roll o.s. up into a ball → raggomitolarsi

roll1

(rəul) noun
1. anything flat (eg a piece of paper, a carpet) rolled into the shape of a tube, wound round a tube etc. a roll of kitchen foil; a toilet-roll.
2. a small piece of baked bread dough, used eg for sandwiches. a cheese roll.
3. an act of rolling. Our dog loves a roll on the grass.
4. a ship's action of rocking from side to side. She said that the roll of the ship made her feel ill.
5. a long low sound. the roll of thunder.
6. a thick mass of flesh. I'd like to get rid of these rolls of fat round my waist.
7. a series of quick beats (on a drum).
verb
1. to move by turning over like a wheel or ball. The coin/pencil rolled under the table; He rolled the ball towards the puppy; The ball rolled away.
2. to move on wheels, rollers etc. The children rolled the cart up the hill, then let it roll back down again.
3. to form (a piece of paper, a carpet) into the shape of a tube by winding. to roll the carpet back.
4. (of a person or animal in a lying position) to turn over. The doctor rolled the patient (over) on to his side; The dog rolled on to its back.
5. to shape (clay etc) into a ball or cylinder by turning it about between the hands. He rolled the clay into a ball.
6. to cover with something by rolling. When the little girl's dress caught fire, they rolled her in a blanket.
7. to make (something) flat or flatter by rolling something heavy over it. to roll a lawn; to roll pastry (out).
8. (of a ship) to rock from side to side while travelling forwards. The storm made the ship roll.
9. to make a series of low sounds. The thunder rolled; The drums rolled.
10. to move (one's eyes) round in a circle to express fear, surprise etc.
11. to travel in a car etc. We were rolling along merrily when a tyre burst.
12. (of waves, rivers etc) to move gently and steadily. The waves rolled in to the shore.
13. (of time) to pass. Months rolled by.
ˈroller noun
1. any of a number of tube-shaped objects, or machines fitted with one or more such objects, for flattening, crushing, printing etc. a garden roller; a road-roller.
2. a small tube-shaped object on which hair is wound to curl it.
3. a small solid wheel or cylinder on which something can be rolled along.
4. a long large wave on the sea.
ˈrolling adjective
(of a landscape) having low hills and shallow valleys, without steep slopes.
ˈroller-skate noun
a skate with wheels instead of a blade. a pair of roller-skates.
verb
to move on roller-skates. You shouldn't roller-skate on the pavement.
ˈrolling-pin noun
a usually wooden roller for flattening out dough.
roll in verb
to come in or be got in large numbers or amounts. I'd like to own a chain store and watch the money rolling in.
roll up
1. to form into a roll. to roll up the carpet; He rolled up his sleeves.
2. to arrive. John rolled up ten minutes late.
3. (especially shouted to a crowd at a fair etc) to come near. Roll up! Roll up! Come and see the bearded lady!

roll2

noun
a list of names, eg of pupils in a school etc. There are nine hundred pupils on the roll.
ˈroll-call noun
an act of calling names from a list, to find out if anyone is missing eg in a prison or school class.

roll

قُرْص مِنْ خُبْز, لَفَّة, يَتَدَحْرَجُ houska, kutálet (se), role bolle, rulle Brötchen, Rolle, rollen κυλώ, ρολό, ψωμάκι panecillo, rodar, rollo pyöriä, rulla, sämpylä petit pain, rouleau, rouler kotrljati se, pecivo, rola panino, rotolare, rotolo ロールパン, 転がり, 転がる 구르다, 두루마리, 브레드 롤 bolletje, rol, rollen rull, rulle, rundstykke bułka, potoczyć, rulon pão pequeno, pão redondo e pequeno, rebolar, rolar-se, rolo булка, катиться, сверток rulla, rulle, småfranska กลิ้ง, ขนมปังกลม, ม้วน yuvarlak ekmek, yuvarlanma, yuvarlanmak lăn, ổ bánh mì, sự lăn tròn 一卷, 小圆面包, 翻滚

roll

n. panecillo;
vt. rodar.

roll

vi to — over voltearse, darse vuelta; Now roll over..Ahora voltéese (dese vuelta); to — up (one's sleeve, pants leg, etc.) arremangarse, subirse la manga; Roll up your sleeve..Arremánguese.. Súbase la manga.
References in classic literature ?
We ought to have our roll of directions, like Christian.
No, he wasn't like that-- he was like a man who is subject to fits, one who walks among his fellow men inspiring fear because a fit may come upon him suddenly and blow him away into a strange uncanny physical state in which his eyes roll and his legs and arms jerk.
Loose stones were beginning to roll down, accompanied by patches of earth loosened by the water.
While the nearer waters roll, While the tempest still is high.
Madame Ratignolle folded her sewing, placing thimble, scissors, and thread all neatly together in the roll, which she pinned securely.
There, again, she has upset a tumbler of marbles, all of which roll different ways, and each individual marble, devil-directed, into the most difficult obscurity that it can find.
In the absorbing contemplation of the scarlet letter, I had hitherto neglected to examine a small roll of dingy paper, around which it had been twisted.
It was a great treat to us to be turned out into the home paddock or the old orchard; the grass was so cool and soft to our feet, the air so sweet, and the freedom to do as we liked was so pleasant -- to gallop, to lie down, and roll over on our backs, or to nibble the sweet grass.
There were fifteen or twenty such pens, and it was a matter of only a couple of minutes to knock fifteen or twenty cattle and roll them out.
he added, suddenly; "so here, George," and, taking out a roll of bills from his pocket-book, he offered them to George.
And in another moment she had climbed down and brought him back a roll, and then another, and another, till she had brought him the whole tray-load.
He had paid little attention to the boy until on one occasion he had seen him accidentally display a roll of bank notes.