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Verb: roll  rówl
  1. Move by turning over or rotating
    "The child rolled down the hill";
    - turn over
  2. Move along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle
    "The President's convoy rolled past the crowds";
    - wheel
  3. Occur in soft rounded shapes
    "The hills rolled past";
    - undulate
  4. Flatten or spread with a roller
    "roll out the paper";
    - roll out
  5. Emit, produce, or utter with a deep prolonged reverberating sound
    "The thunder rolled"; "rolling drums"
  6. Arrange or coil around
    "roll your hair around your finger";
    - wind[2], wrap, twine
  7. Begin operating or running
    "The cameras were rolling"; "The presses are already rolling"
  8. Shape by rolling
    "roll a cigarette"
  9. Execute a roll, in tumbling
    "The gymnasts rolled and jumped"
  10. Sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity
    - hustle, pluck
  11. Move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion
    "the waves rolled towards the beach";
    - undulate, flap, wave
  12. Move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
    "They rolled from town to town";
    - wander, swan, stray, tramp, roam, cast, ramble, rove, range, drift, vagabond
  13. Move, rock, or sway from side to side
    "The ship rolled on the heavy seas"
  14. Cause to move by turning over or in a circular manner of as if on an axis
    "She rolled the ball"; "They rolled their eyes at his words";
    - revolve
  15. Pronounce with a roll, of the phoneme /r/
    "She rolls her r's"
  16. Boil vigorously
    "The water rolled";
    - seethe
  17. Take the shape of a roll or cylinder
    "the carpet rolled out"; "Yarn rolls well"
  18. Show certain properties when being rolled
    "The carpet rolls unevenly"; "dried-out tobacco rolls badly"; "The carpet rolls up unevenly";
    - roll up
Noun: roll  rówl
  1. Rotary motion of an object around its own axis
    - axial rotation, axial motion
  2. A list of names
    "his name was struck off the rolls";
    - roster
  3. A long heavy sea wave as it advances towards the shore
    - roller, rolling wave
  4. Photographic film rolled up inside a container to protect it from light
  5. A round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)
    - coil, whorl, curl, curlicue, ringlet, gyre, scroll
  6. A roll of currency notes (often taken as the resources of a person or business etc.)
    "he shot his roll on a bob-tailed nag";
    - bankroll
  7. A small rounded bread
    - bun
  8. A deep prolonged sound (as of thunder or large bells)
    - peal, pealing, rolling
  9. The sound of a drum (especially a snare drum) beaten rapidly and continuously
    - paradiddle, drum roll
  10. A document that can be rolled up (as for storage)
    - scroll
  11. Anything rolled up in cylindrical form
  12. The act of throwing dice
    - cast
  13. Walking with a swaying gait
  14. A flight manoeuvre; aircraft rotates about its longitudinal axis without changing direction or losing altitude
  15. The act of rolling something (as the ball in bowling)
    - bowl

Sounds like: roe, row, rho

Derived forms: rolls, rolling, rolled

See also: roll down, roll over, roll up

Type of: actuation, aeroplane manoeuvre [Brit], airplane maneuver [US], airplane manoeuvre [Cdn], articulate, boil, bread, breadstuff, cash in hand, change, change form, change shape, churn, cylinder, deform, displace, enounce, enunciate, film, finances, flatten, flight maneuver [US], flight manoeuvre [Brit, Cdn], form, function, funds, gait, go, gyration, holograph, list, listing, locomote, manuscript, moil [N. Amer], monetary resource, move, moving ridge, operate, pancake, pecuniary resource, photographic film, pronounce, propulsion, revolution, rock, roil, rotation, round shape, run, say, shake, shape, sound, sound out, staff of life, steal, sway, throw, travel, tumble, turn, wave, work

Part of: bowling

Encyclopedia: Roll, Michael