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What does roll-up mean?
A roll-up is something that can be easily rolled into a cylinder, such as a rug or a window shade.
Informally, a roll-up is also an increase, such as with a roll-up cost.
Roll-up can also be spelled rollup.
Roll up means to wrap an object around itself or on an axis, as with a map.
Informally, roll up can also mean to arrive, especially in a vehicle.
Example: Roll up that blanket and throw it in the picnic basket.
Where does roll-up come from?
The first records of the term roll-up come from around 1739. It comes from the verb phrase roll up, which dates to at least 1425. Roll-up most often refers to something that can be rolled up.
You might be familiar with Fruit Roll-Ups, a snack food that is literally rolled up. And you might have had pinwheel sandwiches, which are soft tortillas that are rolled up with yummy fillings, like peanut butter and banana or meats and cheeses. These, too, are sometimes called roll-ups. In British slang a roll-up is a hand-rolled cigarette. (We prefer the sandwich type of roll-ups.)
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How is roll-up used in real life?
Roll up is a common verb that literally means to roll something up. Although the noun roll-up is less commonly used, it’s often used to refer to something that can be rolled up, like those yummy sandwiches.
Source with direct knowledge of the investigation, "This is a slow and methodical roll-up. They are letting them bury themselves."
— Adam Housley (@adamhousley) June 8, 2020
Roll up & get paid.
— Wiz Khalifa (@wizkhalifa) December 22, 2015
Until some zombies roll up, I’m straight.
— Koe Wetzel (@KoeWetzel) March 13, 2020
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The blinds on that window are roll-ups so I can look outside quickly.
How to use roll-up in a sentence
“I think for trans men who are dating every time they hook up they have another coming out,” Sandler said.
In that photo, Merabet has a big smile that spreads across his whole face and lights up his eyes.
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Kickstarter is one start-up platform that seems to have realized the danger.
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What need to look to right or left when you are swallowing up free mile after mile of dizzying road?The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
Most of the men leaped up, caught hold of spears or knives, and rushed out.The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
Some weeks after, the creditor chanced to be in Boston, and in walking up Tremont street, encountered his enterprising friend.
In less than ten minutes, the bivouac was broken up, and our little army on the march.
The bride elect rushes up to him, and so they both step down to the foot-lights.Physiology of The Opera|John H. Swaby (AKA "Scrici")
British Dictionary definitions for roll-up
Other Idioms and Phrases with roll-up
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]
Arrive in a vehicle, as in They rolled up in a taxi at exactly eight o'clock.