Associations to the word «Roll»


ROLL, verb. (ergative) To cause to revolve by turning over and over; to move by turning on an axis; to impel forward by causing to turn over and over on a supporting surface.
ROLL, verb. (intransitive) To turn over and over.
ROLL, verb. To tumble in gymnastics; to do a summersault.
ROLL, verb. (transitive) To wrap (something) round on itself; to form into a spherical or cylindrical body by causing to turn over and over.
ROLL, verb. (transitive) To bind or involve by winding, as in a bandage; to enwrap; often with up.
ROLL, verb. (intransitive) To be wound or formed into a cylinder or ball.
ROLL, verb. (ergative) To drive or impel forward with an easy motion, as of rolling.
ROLL, verb. (ergative) To utter copiously, especially with sounding words; to utter with a deep sound; — often with forth, or out.
ROLL, verb. To press or level with a roller; to spread or form with a roll, roller, or rollers.
ROLL, verb. (intransitive) To spread itself under a roller or rolling-pin.
ROLL, verb. (ergative) To move, or cause to be moved, upon, or by means of, rollers or small wheels.
ROLL, verb. (chiefly US) (Canada) (colloquial) To leave or begin a journey.
ROLL, verb. (chiefly US) (Canada) (colloquial) To compete, especially with vigor.
ROLL, verb. To beat with rapid, continuous strokes, as a drum; to sound a roll upon.
ROLL, verb. (geometry) To apply (one line or surface) to another without slipping; to bring all the parts of (one line or surface) into successive contact with another, in such a manner that at every instant the parts that have been in contact are equal.
ROLL, verb. To turn over in one's mind; to revolve.
ROLL, verb. (US) (slang) To behave in a certain way; to adopt a general disposition toward a situation.
ROLL, verb. (gaming) (transitive) (intransitive) To throw dice.
ROLL, verb. (gaming) (transitive) To roll dice such that they form a given pattern or total.
ROLL, verb. (gaming) To create a new character in a role-playing game, especially by using dice to determine properties.
ROLL, verb. (computing) To generate a random number.
ROLL, verb. (nautical) (of a vessel) To rotate on its fore-and-aft axis, causing its sides to go up and down. Compare with pitch.
ROLL, verb. (transitive) To beat up.
ROLL, verb. (transitive) (slang) To cause to betray secrets or to testify for the prosecution.
ROLL, verb. (intransitive) (slang) To betray secrets.
ROLL, verb. (slang) To be under the influence of MDMA (a psychedelic stimulant, also known as ecstasy).
ROLL, verb. (intransitive) (of a camera) To film.
ROLL, verb. (transitive) (soccer) To slip past (a defender) with the ball.
ROLL, verb. To have a rolling aspect.
ROLL, verb. To perform a periodical revolution; to move onward as with a revolution.
ROLL, verb. To move, like waves or billows, with alternate swell and depression.
ROLL, verb. To make a loud or heavy rumbling noise.
ROLL, noun. The act of rolling, or state of being rolled.
ROLL, noun. That which rolls; a roller.
ROLL, noun. A heavy cylinder used to break clods.
ROLL, noun. One of a set of revolving cylinders, or rollers, between which metal is pressed, formed, or smoothed, as in a rolling mill.
ROLL, noun. That which is rolled up.
ROLL, noun. A document written on a piece of parchment, paper, or other materials which may be rolled up; a scroll.
ROLL, noun. Hence, an official or public document; a register; a record; also, a catalogue; a list.
ROLL, noun. A quantity of cloth wound into a cylindrical form.
ROLL, noun. A cylindrical twist of tobacco.
ROLL, noun. A kind of shortened raised biscuit or bread, often rolled or doubled upon itself.
ROLL, noun. (nautical) (aviation) The oscillating movement of a nautical vessel as it rotates from side to side, on its fore-and-aft axis, causing its sides to go up and down, as distinguished from the alternate rise and fall of bow and stern called pitching; or the equivalent in an aircraft.
ROLL, noun. (nautical) The measure or extent to which a vessel rotates from side to side, on its fore-and-aft axis.
ROLL, noun. A heavy, reverberatory sound.
ROLL, noun. The uniform beating of a drum with strokes so rapid as scarcely to be distinguished by the ear.
ROLL, noun. (obsolete) Part; office; duty; rôle.
ROLL, noun. A measure of parchments, containing five dozen.
ROLL, noun. The rotation angle about the longitudinal axis
ROLL, noun. The act of, or total resulting from, rolling one or more dice.
ROLL, noun. A winning streak of continuing luck, especially at gambling (and especially in the phrase on a roll).
ROLL, noun. A training match for a fighting dog.
ROLL AROUND, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) to move about on the ground while rotating and turning one's body
ROLL AROUND, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) to be considered, without much coherence, in someone's mind
ROLL AROUND, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) To indulge in sexual intercourse (with)
ROLL AROUND, verb. To happen, occur, take place
ROLL BACK, verb. (transitive) To return to a prior state.
ROLL BACK, verb. (transitive) To postpone.
ROLL BACK, verb. (intransitive) To retreat.
ROLL BACK THE YEARS, verb. (idiomatic) To produce a sense of nostalgia
ROLL CAGE, noun. (automotive) A frame built in or around the passenger compartment of a car to protect its occupants from being injured in an accident, particularly if the car rolls over.
ROLL CAGES, noun. Plural of roll cage
ROLL CALL, noun. The reading aloud of a list of names, and subsequent responses, in order to determine who is present or absent
ROLL CALL, noun. The time of day fixed for such an event
ROLL CALL, noun. Such an event in a legislative body in order to determine if a quorum exists
ROLL CALLS, noun. Plural of roll call
ROLL CLOUD, noun. (meteorology) A low, horizontal, tube-shaped, and relatively rare type of arcus cloud, differing from shelf clouds by being completely detached from other cloud features.
ROLL IN, verb. (intransitive) (of a person) To arrive casually at a place.
ROLL IN, verb. (intransitive) to come in an unstoppable flow.
ROLL IN DOUGH, verb. Alternative term for roll in wealth
ROLL IN ONE'S GRAVE, verb. Used other than as an idiom: see roll,‎ in,‎ one's,‎ grave.
ROLL IN ONE'S GRAVE, verb. Alternative form of turn in one's grave
ROLL IN THE AISLE, verb. Alternative form of roll in the aisles
ROLL IN THE AISLES, verb. (idiomatic) (of an audience) To laugh uproariously.
ROLL IN WEALTH, verb. (idiomatic) to be very rich
ROLL LATTEN, noun. Latten polished on both sides ready for use
ROLL MILL, noun. Alternative form of roller mill
ROLL OFF THE TONGUE, verb. (idiomatic) (of words, speech, etc.) To proceed into oral expression in a manner which is fluent, appealing, or glib.
ROLL ON, verb. (intransitive) (especially of time) To pass; to go on; to elapse.
ROLL ON, verb. (intransitive) To continue to move forwards.
ROLL ON, interjection. Used to express anticipation
ROLL ONE'S EYES, verb. (idiomatic) To deliberately turn one's eyes upwards, usually to indicate disapproval, indifference or frustration.
ROLL ONE'S OWN, verb. (computing) (informal) To create something of which an analogue is commercially available.
ROLL OUT, verb. (software) To deploy.
ROLL OUT, verb. Used other than as an idiom: see roll,‎ out.
ROLL OUT THE RED CARPET, verb. (idiomatic) To extend the utmost hospitality; to treat someone as an honored guest; to welcome or host, especially in a showy or extravagant manner.
ROLL OVER, verb. (intransitive) To make a rolling motion or turn.
ROLL OVER, verb. (transitive) To cause a rolling motion or turn.
ROLL OVER, verb. (intransitive) (followed by to) To give in to.
ROLL OVER, verb. To reinvest funds from a maturing financial security in the same or similar investment.
ROLL OVER, verb. (transitive) (computing) To move the cursor over.
ROLL OVER, verb. (intransitive) To increment, especially back to an initial value.
ROLL RATE, noun. (aeronautics) The rate at which an [aircraft] can change its roll attitude, typically expressed in degrees per second
ROLL THE DICE, verb. (idiomatic) To take a chance.
ROLL THE PILL, verb. (idiomatic) (slang) To stimulate ones clitoris; to masturbate.
ROLL UP, interjection. An exclamation used to get people's attention to sell something.
ROLL UP, verb. (transitive) To make something into a particular shape, especially cylindrical or fold-like.
ROLL UP, verb. (transitive) To close (a car window).
ROLL UP, verb. (transitive) To make into a bundle.
ROLL UP, verb. (gaming) (intransitive) To roll the dice necessary to create a character for a game, especially a role-playing game.
ROLL UP, verb. (intransitive) To arrive by vehicle, usually by car.
ROLL UP, noun. (British) (informal) A self-made cigarette from tobacco and rolling paper. (Sometimes spelt as roll-up.)
ROLL UP ONE'S SLEEVES, verb. (literally) to roll one's sleeves up
ROLL UP ONE'S SLEEVES, verb. (idiomatic) To prepare to work.
ROLL UPS, noun. Plural of roll up
ROLL WITH THE PUNCHES, verb. Alternative form of ride with the punches

Dictionary definition

ROLL, noun. Rotary motion of an object around its own axis; "wheels in axial rotation".
ROLL, noun. A list of names; "his name was struck off the rolls".
ROLL, noun. A long heavy sea wave as it advances towards the shore.
ROLL, noun. Photographic film rolled up inside a container to protect it from light.
ROLL, noun. A round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals).
ROLL, noun. A roll of currency notes (often taken as the resources of a person or business etc.); "he shot his roll on a bob-tailed nag".
ROLL, noun. Small rounded bread either plain or sweet.
ROLL, noun. A deep prolonged sound (as of thunder or large bells).
ROLL, noun. The sound of a drum (especially a snare drum) beaten rapidly and continuously.
ROLL, noun. A document that can be rolled up (as for storage).
ROLL, noun. Anything rolled up in cylindrical form.
ROLL, noun. The act of throwing dice.
ROLL, noun. Walking with a swaying gait.
ROLL, noun. A flight maneuver; aircraft rotates about its longitudinal axis without changing direction or losing altitude.
ROLL, noun. The act of rolling something (as the ball in bowling).
ROLL, verb. Move by turning over or rotating; "The child rolled down the hill"; "turn over on your left side".
ROLL, verb. Move along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle; "The President's convoy rolled past the crowds".
ROLL, verb. Occur in soft rounded shapes; "The hills rolled past".
ROLL, verb. Flatten or spread with a roller; "roll out the paper".
ROLL, verb. Emit, produce, or utter with a deep prolonged reverberating sound; "The thunder rolled"; "rolling drums".
ROLL, verb. Arrange or or coil around; "roll your hair around your finger"; "Twine the thread around the spool"; "She wrapped her arms around the child".
ROLL, verb. Begin operating or running; "The cameras were rolling"; "The presses are already rolling".
ROLL, verb. Shape by rolling; "roll a cigarette".
ROLL, verb. Execute a roll, in tumbling; "The gymnasts rolled and jumped".
ROLL, verb. Sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity.
ROLL, verb. Move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion; "The curtains undulated"; "the waves rolled towards the beach".
ROLL, verb. Move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment; "The gypsies roamed the woods"; "roving vagabonds"; "the wandering Jew"; "The cattle roam across the prairie"; "the laborers drift from one town to the next"; "They rolled from town to town".
ROLL, verb. Move, rock, or sway from side to side; "The ship rolled on the heavy seas".
ROLL, verb. Cause to move by turning over or in a circular manner of as if on an axis; "She rolled the ball"; "They rolled their eyes at his words".
ROLL, verb. Pronounce with a roll, of the phoneme /r/; "She rolls her r's".
ROLL, verb. Boil vigorously; "The liquid was seething"; "The water rolled".
ROLL, verb. Take the shape of a roll or cylinder; "the carpet rolled out"; "Yarn rolls well".
ROLL, verb. Show certain properties when being rolled; "The carpet rolls unevenly"; "dried-out tobacco rolls badly".

Wise words

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