verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- thin cake spread with jelly or the like and rolled up.
- a small cake of bread, originally and still often rolled or doubled on itself before baking.
- meat rolled up and cooked.
- a single, complete rotation of an airplane about the axis of the fuselage with little loss of altitude or change of direction.
- (of an aircraft or rocket) the act of rolling.
- the angular displacement caused by rolling.
- paper currency carried folded or rolled up: He took out an impressive roll and paid the check with a $100 bill.
- bankroll; funds: People were encouraged to shoot their rolls on mining speculation.
- a single cast of or turn at casting the dice.
- the total number of pips or points made by a single cast; score or point.
- to luxuriate in; abound in: rolling in money.
- to go to bed; retire: They would roll in later and later every night.
- to mix and average the cost of (a higher-priced commodity or item) with that of a cheaper one so as to increase the retail price.
- to add: Labor wants to roll in periodic increases with their wage demands.
- to arrive, especially in large numbers or quantity: When do my dividends start rolling in?
- to spread out or flatten: to roll out dough.
- Informal. to arise from bed; get up: It was nearly impossible to roll out on the first day back after vacation.
- Football. to execute a rollout.
- Informal. to introduce; unveil: a TV advertising campaign to roll out the new car.
- Business. to reinvest funds, especially a tax-free transfer of assets from one retirement plan to another.
- to overturn: The truck rolled over, and the driver hung by her seatbelt.
- to turn over: I rolled over in my sleep and nearly fell out of bed.
- to accumulate; collect: to roll up a large vote.
- to increase.
- to arrive in a conveyance: He rolled up to the front door in a chauffeur-driven limousine.
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Idioms for roll
- (in a gambling game) having a continuing winning streak.
- enjoying continuing good luck or success: She's been on a roll since taking that course on sales techniques.
Origin of roll
OTHER WORDS FROM rollroll·a·ble, adjectivere·roll, verbun·roll·a·ble, adjectivewell-rolled, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH rollrole roll
Words nearby roll
Example sentences from the Web for rolled
And more than anything, I wanted a souvenir for my father, so I rolled him back, and he had gold teeth.
I rolled him over to see where it came out, and there was no big hole in the back.
Hundreds of cops saluting as the bodies were rolled out with a full escort by highway patrol.
Some sympathized, some rolled their eyes, and many simply walked away.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything|Liz Seccuro|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I could call him my “boo,” but when I tried it out he rolled his eyes.
She made desperate efforts to control her grief, and conceal the tears that rolled in quick succession down her pale cheeks.Flora Lyndsay|Susanna Moodie
Blankets had been rolled up and strapped, haversacks and bags properly repacked, a last look taken to flints and priming.In the Valley|Harold Frederic
She just rolled out from beneath that boat with a dagger between her teeth!Saboteurs on the River|Mildred A. Wirt
So after a while he came to a great highway, which was so smooth that an egg might have been rolled along it without breaking.The Red Fairy Book|Various
So most certainly was the bold, pert little widow who rolled her eyes and put on winsome airs.A Book of Ghosts|Sabine Baring-Gould
British Dictionary definitions for rolled
- to expel from membership
- to debar (a solicitor) from practising, usually because of dishonesty
Word Origin for roll
Idioms and Phrases with rolled
In addition to the idioms beginning with roll
- roll around
- roll back
- roll in
- rolling stone
- roll in the aisles
- roll in the hay
- roll out
- roll over
- roll the bones
- roll up
- roll up one's sleeves
- roll with the punches
- easy as pie (rolling off a log)
- get rolling
- get the ball rolling
- heads will roll
- on a roll
- red carpet