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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 [informal], 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 fixed destination
    "They rolled from town to town";
    - wander, swan [informal], stray, tramp, roam, cast, ramble, rove, range, drift, vagabond [archaic]
  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 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, rip [N. Amer, informal], rip off [informal], 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, craps

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