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To move (something) by turning over and over on an axis
“The gods had condemned him to ceaselessly roll a rock to the top of a mountain, whence the stone would fall back of its own weight.”
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To wrap (something) round on itself to form into a spherical or cylindrical shape
“He grabbed his backpack and started to roll the map back up for safekeeping.”
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To form into a round compact mass
“Dogs don't care if you roll your socks up and leave them under the couch.”
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To move in circles around an axis or center
“If a planet has an area of extra mass in one spot, it will actually roll on its axis so that mass is closer to the equator.”
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To flatten (something) by passing a roller over it or by passing it between rollers
“On a lightly floured surface, roll the pastry into a rectangle.”
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To make a low heavy rolling sound
“While listening to the rain tap on the bedroom window and thunder roll in the distance, Jerrah thought about what Cal had said.”
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To make a series of unsteady side-to-side motions
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“More water would come in through the gun ports, and the ship would roll more deeply and become less and less able to right herself.”
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To move or proceed smoothly and readily
“We start a new diet or some other new, healthy habit with great enthusiasm but lose steam as the days roll by.”
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To move in a stream
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“The Princess stopped crying and looked prettily up at the shopkeeper, letting just one tear roll down her cheek.”
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To move or push (a wheeled object)
“Today, you can still step right off the train and roll your suitcase up the flower-lined path to the hotel.”
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(of waves, smoke, cloud, or fog) To move or flow forward with an undulating motion
“This mist would roll over the edge and envelop a little of the high plateau in its clammy folds.”
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To move along or travel on wheels or rollers
“As the tanks roll into town, Charlotte is forced to decide whose safety matters most.”
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To increase in speed
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Follow a course that forms a loop or loops
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To move somewhere in a slow and steady way
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To change one's position
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To drive in a leisurely manner in an automobile
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(informal) To move or depart hastily
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Roll a ball down a lane
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(especially of waves) To sweep or splash in a particular direction
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Go head over heels
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To go to a lower level especially abruptly
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To be convincingly victorious over
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Walk or behave in a very confident and arrogant or self-important way
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To tie or roll up (a number of things) together as though into a parcel
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Move or cause to move from side to side or back and forth
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(of a boat) To be overturned in the water
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To think about deeply or seriously
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To walk or move in a leisurely or aimless way
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To start, usually something exciting
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To extend outward beyond a usual point
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To make smooth or glossy by applying surface pressure
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(of a small bird or an insect) To make a short, sharp, high-pitched sound
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Enjoy oneself or celebrate in a noisy or boisterous way
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Wrap up, cover, or surround completely
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To strike (someone) so as to make them fall down
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To function in an expected or specified manner
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Place in an archive
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To take a photograph of
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A movement in which someone or something turns or is turned over on itself
“Can you knock all three pins down with one roll of the ball down the ramp?”
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A cylinder formed by winding flexible material around itself
“Simply attach black bin bags to the windows with your trusty roll of gaffer tape thereby preventing light leaking in.”
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An official list or register of names, records or stipulations
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“He wasn't a class officer or an honor roll geek, but he was certainly above average in just about everything he did.”
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A prolonged, deep, reverberating sound
“A sudden roll of thunder rumbled over the meadow.”
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A swaying or rocking of an object around an axis parallel to the direction of motion
“The Wager had carried away her mizen-mast, without any sail being set on it, by a sudden and violent roll of the ship.”
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A quantity of something rolled up together into a compact mass
“He pulls a roll of notes from his back pocket and peels off a tenner.”
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A piece of bread
“Kate continued to speak as she slathered butter on a roll.”
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The official currency, in the form of banknotes or coins, issued by a government
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A coil or loop of something, especially twine, yarn, or rope
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A collection of things tied or wrapped up together
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The breaking of waves on a shore
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A single ring in a coil
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Roll of writing
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A very confident and arrogant or self-important gait or manner
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A wavy appearance or outline
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(Britain, chiefly Northern England, New Zealand) A sandwich, usually with a hot savoury filling in a breadcake
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A hit, stroke, or kick of the ball in sports such as football, tennis, or golf
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A sudden or headlong fall
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Flight maneuver
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The act of positioning or an instance of being positioned at an angle
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A confused mass or jumble
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A formal gathering of troops, especially for inspection, display, or exercise
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Block of something
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A continuous period of specified success or luck
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A large sum of money
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An open pastry case containing a sweet or savoury filling
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