roll-up

[ rohl-uhp ]
/ ˈroʊlˌʌp /

noun

Also roll·up. something, as a carpet or window shade, that can be rolled up when not in use.
Informal. an increase, as in value or cost.

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Origin of roll-up

First recorded in 1745–55; noun use of verb phrase roll up

Definition for roll up (2 of 2)

Origin of roll

1175–1225; (noun) (in senses referring to rolled or round objects) Middle English: scroll, inscribed scroll, register, cylindrical object < Old French ro(u)lle < Latin rotulus, rotula small wheel, diminutive of rota wheel (see rotate1, -ule); (in senses referring to motion) derivative of the v.; (v.) Middle English rollen < Old French rol(l)er < Vulgar Latin *rotulare, derivative of Latin rotulus, rotula

SYNONYMS FOR roll

12 swing, tilt.
40 See list1.
47 spindle.

OTHER WORDS FROM roll

roll·a·ble, adjectivere·roll, verbun·roll·a·ble, adjectivewell-rolled, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH roll

role roll
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British Dictionary definitions for roll up (1 of 2)

roll up

verb (adverb)

noun roll-up

British Dictionary definitions for roll up (2 of 2)

roll
/ (rəʊl) /

verb

noun

Word Origin for roll

C14 rollen, from Old French roler, from Latin rotulus a little wheel, from rota a wheel
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Idioms and Phrases with roll up (1 of 2)

roll up

1

Accumulate, as in He rolled up a fortune in commodity trading, or She rolled up a huge number of votes in this district. [Mid-1800s]

2

Arrive in a vehicle, as in They rolled up in a taxi at exactly eight o'clock.

Idioms and Phrases with roll up (2 of 2)

roll

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