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OTHER WORDS FROM rollingroll·ing·ly, adverb
Words nearby rolling
Definition for rolling (2 of 2)
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.
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
Example sentences from the Web for rolling
Mullins quotes Stewart from an interview with Rolling Stone.David Gregory's 'Meet the Press' Eviction Exposed in Washingtonian Takedown|Lloyd Grove|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the same house where Rolling Stone's Jackie says she was.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything|Liz Seccuro|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But after Rolling Stone's rape story debacle, how much momentum does the call to ban fraternities have left?
Imagine driving through the Scottish countryside, rolling through a vast landscape of green hills and cloudy skies.
This is a pope who has been rolling heads since he came to power in March 2013.Is The Pope Unprotected Now That He’s Fired the Head of the Swiss Guards?|Barbie Latza Nadeau|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She sits and drinks in his words, she feels him rolling the heavy stones from off her heart.Yiddish Tales|Various
Not the great sea, but the current that was rolling toward the island grove.In The Boyhood of Lincoln|Hezekiah Butterworth
Next a rolling sound such as thunder makes a long way off filled the air.The Strange Story Book|Mrs. Andrew Lang
Suddenly, during a flash of lightning, one of these masses was seen crashing and rolling down the mountain towards the tarantass.Michael Strogoff|Jules Verne
The horse steps on a rolling stone; a wind in the branches makes a moan.Men, Women and Ghosts|Amy Lowell
British Dictionary definitions for rolling (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for rolling (2 of 2)
- to expel from membership
- to debar (a solicitor) from practising, usually because of dishonesty
Word Origin for roll
Idioms and Phrases with rolling
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