verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Origin of roil
OTHER WORDS FROM roilun·roiled, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH roilroil , royal
Example sentences from the Web for roil
Tensions rise, and soon sister is pitted against sister in the election for class president — an election that roils family and friends as well.Best children’s books of 2020 reveal a growing diversity|Christina Barron, Mary Quattlebaum, Abby McGanney Nolan, Kathie Meizner|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
To my left lay an unobstructed, bubbling mud pot, and to my right was a roiling, barrier-free geyser.
It’s that roiling remnant that Park and colleagues are exploring.Giant lasers help re-create supernovas’ explosive, mysterious physics|Emily Conover|November 12, 2020|Science News
“Barr OK for election-fraud investigations roils Justice Department,” by Josh GersteinWorries about a fishing expedition to cast doubt on election results.
Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA said it’s facing “a very uncertain future,” sending the stock plunging, after Norway ruled out providing financial support to a carrier that’s fighting to survive as the coronavirus crisis roils global travel markets.‘A slap in the face’: Norwegian Air plunges after Oslo says no to more funding relief|Bernhard Warner|November 9, 2020|Fortune
In conversation, her ideas emerge at a roiling boil that often takes on a momentum of its own.Daphne Merkin on Lena Dunham, Book Criticism, and Self-Examination|Mindy Farabee|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
An aerial image shows what appears to be a spa, roiling water apparently carrying no nasty connotations.The Luxury Homes That Torture and Your Tax Dollars Built|Michael Daly|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This official declined to discuss the details of the current espionage case that is roiling the German government today.One Big Reason The CIA Spied on Germany: Worries About Russian Moles in Berlin|Eli Lake|July 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is a seething, boiling, roiling, apoplectic revulsion at the very idea of unions.Can a Senator Stop a Union? Bob Corker Is Certainly Trying|Michael Tomasky|February 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Unions now are left in the middle of the roiling family feud that all agree has no easy answers.Obama’s Labor Pains: Unions Rage Against the Affordable Care Act|Patricia Murphy|September 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I remember his wild look, as the red flame, roiling between us, shut him from our sight!The War Trail|Mayne Reid
Whitecaps and a roiling sea told him there was plenty of wind in the squall.The Flying Stingaree|Harold Leland Goodwin
“Better keep quiet; there is nothing to be gained by roiling him,” whispered Carmen.Mr. Fortescue|William Westall
"I have allowed it," blurted out the general, packed in cushions in his roiling chair.Old Fritz and the New Era|Louise Muhlbach
The smell was terrible, a roiling chemical reek that burned the skin and the lungs and the eyes.Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town|Cory Doctorow