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roll

Definitions


[rəʊl], (Verb)

Definitions:
- move in a particular direction by turning over and over on an axis
(e.g: the car rolled down into a ditch)

- (of a vehicle) move or run on wheels
(e.g: the van was rolling along the lane)

- turn (something flexible) over and over on itself to form a cylinder, tube, or ball
(e.g: he rolled the handkerchief into a ball)

- flatten (something) by passing a roller over it or by passing it between rollers
(e.g: roll out the dough on a floured surface)

- (of a loud, deep sound) reverberate
(e.g: the first peals of thunder rolled across the sky)

- rob (someone, typically when they are intoxicated or asleep)
(e.g: if you don't get drunk, you don't get rolled)


Phrases:
- a roll in the hay
- be rolling in money
- on a roll
- roll of honour
- roll one's own
- roll up one's sleeves
- roll with the punches
- rolled into one
- rolling drunk
- rolling in the aisles
- strike someone off the roll

Origin:
Middle English: from Old French rolle (noun), roller (verb), from Latin rotulus ‘a roll’, variant of rotula ‘little wheel’, diminutive of rota


[rəʊl], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a cylinder formed by winding flexible material round a tube or by turning it over and over on itself without folding
(e.g: a roll of carpet)

- a movement in which someone or something turns or is turned over on itself
(e.g: a roll of the dice)

- a prolonged, deep, reverberating sound
(e.g: thunder exploded, roll after roll)

- a very small loaf of bread, to be eaten by one person
(e.g: soup with a roll)

- an official list or register of names
(e.g: the school had no one by his name on its roll)

- undulation of the landscape
(e.g: hidden by the roll of the land was a refinery)

- a roller for flattening something, especially one used to shape metal in a rolling mill.


Phrases:
- a roll in the hay
- be rolling in money
- on a roll
- roll of honour
- roll one's own
- roll up one's sleeves
- roll with the punches
- rolled into one
- rolling drunk
- rolling in the aisles
- strike someone off the roll

Origin:




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