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roll-up

[ rohl-uhp ]
/ ˈroʊlˌʌp /
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noun

Also rollup . 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
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British Dictionary definitions for roll-up

roll up

verb (adverb)

noun roll-up

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Idioms and Phrases with roll-up

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.

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