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Idioms about roll

Origin of roll

First recorded in 1175–1225; Middle English noun (in senses referring to rolled or round objects): “scroll, inscribed scroll, register, cylindrical object,” from Old French ro(u)lle, from Latin rotulus, rotula “small wheel,” diminutive of rota “wheel”; (in senses referring to motion) derivative of the verb; Middle English verb rollen, from Old French rol(l)er, from assumed Vulgar Latin rotulāre, derivative of Latin rotulus, rotula; see origin at rotate1, see -ule

synonym study for roll

42. See list1.

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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How to use roll in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for roll

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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Other Idioms and Phrases with roll

roll

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