Roll - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |roʊl|  American pronunciation of the word roll
Brit.  |rəʊl|  British pronunciation of the word roll
- rotary motion of an object around its own axis
- 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)
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- move by turning over or rotating (syn: turn over)
- 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
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Examples

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.

Phrasal verbs

roll in  — pour or flow in a steady stream
roll out  — flatten or spread with a roller
roll over  — make a rolling motion or turn
roll up  — form into a cylinder by rolling

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: roll
he/she/it: rolls
present participle: rolling
past tense: rolled
past participle: rolled
noun
singular: roll
plural: rolls
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