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roll

roll

 
 
pronunciation:
rol
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: rolled, rolling, rolls
definition 1: to move by turning over and over.
Jack and Jill rolled down the hill.
synonyms:
revolve, rotate, spin, tumble, twirl
similar words:
somersault, swirl, whirl
definition 2: to move or travel by wheels or as if by wheels.
The car rolled into the driveway.
synonyms:
cycle
similar words:
cart, coast, drive, ride
definition 3: to rock from side to side.
The ship pitched and rolled on the stormy sea.
synonyms:
rock, sway, toss
similar words:
lurch, pitch
definition 4: to spread over an area as waves.
The flood rolled over the town.
synonyms:
billow, surge
similar words:
ripple, swell
definition 5: to move; pass.
The hours rolled by.
synonyms:
flow, pass
similar words:
cycle, move
definition 6: to make a sound like thunder.
The drums rolled.
synonyms:
growl, rumble, thunder
similar words:
drum, echo, resound, roar
definition 7: to be made flat by a roller.
This dough rolls easily.
similar words:
even
definition 8: to cause to move by turning over and over.
We rolled the tire into the garage.
synonyms:
rotate, spin, turn, wheel
similar words:
move, swirl, tumble, twirl, whirl, wind
definition 9: to wrap in something.
The baker rolled the balls of dough in coconut flakes.
synonyms:
encircle, envelop, surround, wind, wrap
similar words:
coat, cover
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an act of rolling.
The roll of the boat made me feel sick.
synonyms:
revolution, spin, turn, twist
definition 2: any material wound into the shape of a cylinder or tube.
There were hundreds of rolls of carpet in the warehouse.
synonyms:
ball, bolt, coil, curl, loop, round
definition 3: a cylinder around which certain material is wound; roller.
Please hand me the roll of tape.
synonyms:
bobbin, reel, roller, spool
definition 4: something with the shape of a cylinder or tube.
Four rolls of quarters are worth forty dollars.
synonyms:
roller
similar words:
tube
definition 5: a thick, round type of bread.
I'd like a ham and cheese sandwich on a roll, please.
 
synonyms:
bun
definition 6: a list of names of a group.
I am studying hard to make the honor roll.
definition 7: a gentle movement like that of waves.
The roll of the sea put me to sleep.
synonyms:
billow, surge, swell, wave
definition 8: a deep, rumbling sound.
Lisa was startled by the sudden roll of thunder.
synonyms:
rumble, thunder
similar words:
roar
definition 9: a quick series of beats.
The king entered the hall to the sound of a drum roll.
synonyms:
drumming, tapping
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