[rəʊl] verb I
1) [I/T] to move forwards while turning over and over, or to make something do this
The pencil went rolling across the floor.[/ex]
Men were rolling tyres across the yard.[/ex]
2) [I/T] to move on wheels, or to move something that is on wheels
The car rolled to a stop at the side of the road.[/ex]
We rolled the piano to the front of the stage.[/ex]
3) [I] to move from side to side
The pigs were rolling in the mud.[/ex]
4) [I] to change the position of your body when you are lying down
He rolled onto his back and looked up at me.[/ex]
5) [T] to fold something or wrap it around itself so that it forms a tube or a ball
I always roll my clothes when I pack them.[/ex]
Take a piece of the mixture and roll it into a ball.[/ex]
6) [I] if a drop of liquid rolls, it moves across a surface without stopping
Rain drops rolled down the window.[/ex]
7) [T] to make a substance flat by pushing something across it
Roll the dough very thinly.[/ex]
8) [I] if a machine such as a camera is rolling, it is working
Although the interview had ended, the cameras were still rolling.[/ex]
(all) rolled into one — if someone is several things rolled into one, they are all of those things at the same time[/ex]
be rolling in money / itinformal to have a lot of money[/ex]
roll your eye s — to move your eyes upwards in order to show that you are annoyed or impatient[/ex]
- roll in
- roll up
- roll sth up
noun [C]
roll */[rəʊl]
1) a long piece of something such as paper or carpet that is rolled into the shape of a tube
We used ten rolls of wallpaper.[/ex]
2) bread in the form of a small round or long shape
sausage roll
3) the action of turning over or rolling from side to side
The constant roll of the ship made her feel ill.[/ex]
4) an official list of names
5) a continuous low sound made by drums or THUNDER
be on a rollinformal to be having a lot of success or good luck[/ex]

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