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roll

roll

 
 
pronunciation:
rol
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
phrases:
roll around, roll round
features:
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: rolled, rolling, rolls
definition 1: to move by rotating or turning over repeatedly.
The children rolled down the hill.The ball rolled under the fence.
synonyms:
gyrate, revolve, rotate, spin, tumble, turn, twirl, wheel
similar words:
somersault, swirl, whirl
definition 2: to move or travel by or as by means of wheels.
The car rolled into the driveway.
synonyms:
cycle, trundle, wheel
similar words:
cart, coast, drive, ride, wagon
definition 3: to rock from side to side.
The ship rolled on the stormy sea.
synonyms:
rock, sway, swing, toss
similar words:
lurch, pitch, turn
definition 4: to stretch out over an area in wavelike formations.
The flood rolled over the town.
synonyms:
billow, surge, undulate
similar words:
ripple, swell
definition 5: to move; pass.
The hours rolled by.
synonyms:
flow, glide, pass, proceed
similar words:
cycle, march, move
definition 6: to have or make a rumbling sound.
The drums rolled.
synonyms:
boom, growl, rumble, thunder
similar words:
drum, echo, resonate, resound, reverberate, roar
definition 7: become flattened out, as under a rolling pin.
This dough rolls easily.
synonyms:
flatten, spread
similar words:
even, unroll
definition 8: to be formed into a curl, ball, or cylinder.
synonyms:
ball up, coil, curl, furl, loop, wind
similar words:
curve, ring, spiral, wave
definition 9: to appear or occur in a continual stream.
The money rolled in.
synonyms:
flow, run, stream
similar words:
course, flood, pour
phrase: roll around
phrase: roll round
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to cause to move by rotating or turning over repeatedly.
We rolled the tire into the garage.
synonyms:
revolve, rotate, spin, trundle, turn, wheel
similar words:
bowl, move, swirl, tumble, twirl, whirl, wind
definition 2: to cause to move or travel by or as by means of wheels.
They rolled the new beds into the hospital ward.
synonyms:
trundle, wheel
similar words:
cart, drive, glide, move
definition 3: to cause to move forward with a wavelike motion.
synonyms:
billow, undulate
similar words:
move, ripple, swell, swing
definition 4: to cause to rock or move from side to side.
synonyms:
sway, swing, toss, wave
similar words:
move, rock
definition 5: to cause to spin or turn over.
The veterinarian rolled the dog onto his other side.
synonyms:
spin, turn, twirl, wheel
similar words:
move, pivot, reel, twist
definition 6: to wrap; envelope.
The baker rolled the cookies in powdered sugar.
synonyms:
encircle, enfold, envelop, surround, wind, wrap
similar words:
coat, cover, encase
definition 7: to make (something) into a curl, ball, or cylinder.
Do you roll your hair every night?
synonyms:
ball up, coil, curl, furl, loop, twist, wind
similar words:
curve, ring, spiral, wave
definition 8: to spread out by uncurling or flattening with a roller or similar device.
She rolled the cookie dough.
synonyms:
flatten, spread
similar words:
even, level, smooth, unroll
definition 9: to move (the eyes) in a deliberate fashion, esp. upwards.
The audience didn't laugh at the joke but merely rolled their eyes.
definition 10: to beat (a drum) with a rapid succession of strokes.
similar words:
beat, drum, rap, tap
definition 11: (slang) to rob (a helpless person such as a drunk).
synonyms:
rip off, rob
similar words:
mug, prey on, victimize
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an instance or act of rolling.
The roll of the boat made me feel sick.
synonyms:
curl, gyration, revolution, rotation, spin, turn, twist, winding
similar words:
pitch, rock
definition 2: any material coiled into a round or cylindrical shape.
a roll of fabric
synonyms:
ball, bolt, coil, curl, furl, loop, round, spool
definition 3: a quantity of flexible material coiled into a cylindrical shape and sometimes considered as a unit of measure.
a roll of wire
synonyms:
reel, spool
definition 4: a cylindrical object around which certain material is coiled; roller.
synonyms:
bobbin, reel, roller, spool
definition 5: something with a cylindrical or tubelike shape.
a roll of dollar bills
synonyms:
curl, cylinder, roller
similar words:
tube
definition 6: a thick, round type of bread, served as a single portion.
She passed a roll to everyone at the table.
 
synonyms:
bun
definition 7: a list or register, esp. a record of membership.
synonyms:
roster
definition 8: a piece of parchment or paper that is or may be rolled into the shape of a cylinder; scroll.
synonyms:
scroll
definition 9: a gently undulating movement or formation.
the roll of the seathe roll of the hills
synonyms:
billow, surge, swell, undulation, wave
definition 10: a deep, rumbling sound.
the roll of thunder during a storm
synonyms:
boom, drum, rumble, thunder
similar words:
roar
definition 11: a rapid succession of beats.
drum rolls
synonyms:
drumming, rat-a-tat, tapping, tattoo
definition 12: (informal) paper money.
He was careless about protecting his roll.
synonyms:
bankroll, wad
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