[ rohl-uhp ]

  1. Also rollup . something, as a carpet or window shade, that can be rolled up when not in use.

  2. Informal. an increase, as in value or cost.

Origin of roll-up

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

Words Nearby roll-up Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use roll-up in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for roll up

roll up

  1. to form or cause to form a cylindrical shape

  2. (tr) to wrap (an object) round on itself or on an axis: to roll up a map

  1. (intr) informal to arrive, esp in a vehicle

  2. (intr) to proceed or develop

  3. (intr) Australian to assemble; congregate

  1. British informal a cigarette made by hand from loose tobacco and cigarette paper

  2. Australian (in the 19th century) a mass meeting of workers on an issue of common concern

  1. Australian archaic the attendance at any fixture: they had a good roll-up

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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]

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