roller-skate


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roller skate

n.
1. A shoe or boot with a set of wheels attached to its sole for skating on hard surfaces.
2. A metal frame with a set of such wheels that is attached to the sole of a shoe.

roll′er-skate′ v.
roller skater n.

roller-skate


Past participle: roller-skated
Gerund: roller-skating

Imperative
roller-skate
roller-skate
Present
I roller-skate
you roller-skate
he/she/it roller-skates
we roller-skate
you roller-skate
they roller-skate
Preterite
I roller-skated
you roller-skated
he/she/it roller-skated
we roller-skated
you roller-skated
they roller-skated
Present Continuous
I am roller-skating
you are roller-skating
he/she/it is roller-skating
we are roller-skating
you are roller-skating
they are roller-skating
Present Perfect
I have roller-skated
you have roller-skated
he/she/it has roller-skated
we have roller-skated
you have roller-skated
they have roller-skated
Past Continuous
I was roller-skating
you were roller-skating
he/she/it was roller-skating
we were roller-skating
you were roller-skating
they were roller-skating
Past Perfect
I had roller-skated
you had roller-skated
he/she/it had roller-skated
we had roller-skated
you had roller-skated
they had roller-skated
Future
I will roller-skate
you will roller-skate
he/she/it will roller-skate
we will roller-skate
you will roller-skate
they will roller-skate
Future Perfect
I will have roller-skated
you will have roller-skated
he/she/it will have roller-skated
we will have roller-skated
you will have roller-skated
they will have roller-skated
Future Continuous
I will be roller-skating
you will be roller-skating
he/she/it will be roller-skating
we will be roller-skating
you will be roller-skating
they will be roller-skating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been roller-skating
you have been roller-skating
he/she/it has been roller-skating
we have been roller-skating
you have been roller-skating
they have been roller-skating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been roller-skating
you will have been roller-skating
he/she/it will have been roller-skating
we will have been roller-skating
you will have been roller-skating
they will have been roller-skating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been roller-skating
you had been roller-skating
he/she/it had been roller-skating
we had been roller-skating
you had been roller-skating
they had been roller-skating
Conditional
I would roller-skate
you would roller-skate
he/she/it would roller-skate
we would roller-skate
you would roller-skate
they would roller-skate
Past Conditional
I would have roller-skated
you would have roller-skated
he/she/it would have roller-skated
we would have roller-skated
you would have roller-skated
they would have roller-skated
Translations

roller-skate

[ˈrəʊləˌskeɪt] VIir en patines de ruedas

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!
References in classic literature ?
But when our little girl first caught sight of the first individual of a race that was destined to cause her a lot of trouble, she had an idea that the brilliantly-clothed personage was on roller-skates, which were attached to his hands as well as to his feet.
KNOWN Midland toy maker who ran Europe's largest roller-skate manufacturer and pioneered skateboarding in the UK has died, aged 85.
A few weeks later Tallaksen found himself in a London rehearsal studio teaching the queen of reinvention to roller-skate.