Roll - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- a list of names (syn: roster)
- a long heavy sea wave as it advances towards the shore (syn: roller)
- photographic film rolled up inside a container to protect it from light
- a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals) (syn: coil, curl, curlicue, gyre, ringlet, scroll, whorl)
- small rounded bread either plain or sweet (syn: bun)
- a deep prolonged sound (as of thunder or large bells) (syn: peal, rolling)
- the sound of a drum (especially a snare drum) beaten rapidly and continuously
- a document that can be rolled up (as for storage) (syn: scroll)
- anything rolled up in cylindrical form
- the act of throwing dice (syn: cast)
- walking with a swaying gait
- a flight maneuver; aircraft rotates about its longitudinal axis without changing direction or losing altitude
- the act of rolling something (as the ball in bowling) (syn: bowl)
- move along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle (syn: wheel)
- occur in soft rounded shapes (syn: undulate)
- flatten or spread with a roller (syn: roll out)
- emit, produce, or utter with a deep prolonged reverberating sound
- begin operating or running
- shape by rolling
- execute a roll, in tumbling
- sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity (syn: hustle, pluck)
- move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion (syn: flap, undulate, wave)
- move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment (syn: cast, drift, ramble, range, roam, rove, stray, swan, tramp, vagabond, wander)
- move, rock, or sway from side to side
- cause to move by turning over or in a circular manner of as if on an axis (syn: revolve)
- pronounce with a roll, of the phoneme /r/
- boil vigorously (syn: seethe)
- take the shape of a roll or cylinder
- show certain properties when being rolled (syn: roll up)
The children rolled down the hill.
The ball rolled slowly to a stop.
Roll the chicken wings in the batter.
The paramedics rolled him onto the gurney.
The car rolled slowly to a stop.
A police car rolled up next to us.
The children rolled the toy car to each other.
The patient was rolled into the emergency room.
The fog soon rolled away.
Alice's tears rolled down her face, forming a pool at her feet.
Mind that the baby doesn't roll off the bed.
Every time I rolled over, I woke up because of my wounded knee.
If you hold the door open, we can roll the thing in.
I kept myself warm by rolling myself up in all the clothes.
The kitten rolled itself into a ball.
roll out — flatten or spread with a roller
roll over — make a rolling motion or turn
roll up — form into a cylinder by rolling
present participle: rolling
past tense: rolled
past participle: rolled