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Adjective: rolled  rówld
  1. Rolled up and secured
    "his rolled umbrella hanging on his arm";
    - furled
  2. (botany) especially of petals or leaves in bud; having margins rolled inward
    - involute, involuted
  3. Uttered with a trill
    - rolling, trilled
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

See also: articulable, bound, coiled, pronounceable, roll up, sayable

Type of: articulate, boil, change, change form, change shape, churn, deform, displace, enounce, enunciate, flatten, form, function, go, locomote, moil [N. Amer], move, operate, pancake, pronounce, rip [N. Amer, informal], rip off [informal], rock, roil, run, say, shake, shape, sound, sound out, steal, sway, travel, tumble, turn, work

Encyclopedia: Rolled

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