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roll pronunciación
noun
1 a cylinder or tube formed by rolling up anything flat (such as paper, fabric, etc) I used six rolls of wallpaper for this room .
2 a rolled document; a scroll.
3 a a small individually-baked portion of bread;
b in compounds one of these with a specified filling a cheese roll .
4 a folded piece of pastry or cake with a filling Swiss roll sausage roll .
5 a more or less cylindrical mass of something rolls of fat .
6 an undulation, eg in a surface or of a landscape.
7 a an official list of names, eg of school pupils, members of a club or people eligible to vote;
b the total number registered on such a list.
8 an act of rolling.
9 a swaying or rolling movement, eg in walking or dancing, or of a ship.
10 a long low prolonged sound a roll of thunder .
11 a trill or trilling sound, especially an -r- sound.
12 (also drum roll) a series of quick beats on a drum.
13 a complete rotation around its longitudinal axis by an aircraft.
14 a roller or cylinder used to press, shape or apply something.
15 a an act or bout of rolling Sparky had a roll in the sand ;
b a gymnastic exercise similar to, but less strenuous than, a somersault a backward roll .
16 colloq money, especially a wad of banknotes.
verb (rolled , rolling )
1 tr & intr to move or make something move by turning over and over, as if on an axis, and often in a specified direction rolled the dice .
2 tr & intr to move or make something move on wheels, rollers, etc, or in a vehicle with wheels.
3 intr (also roll over) said of a person or animal, etc that is lying down: to turn with a rolling movement to face in another direction.
4 tr & intr to move or make something move or flow gently and steadily.
5 intr (usu roll by or on or past, etc ) said especially of time: to pass or follow steadily and often quickly The weeks rolled by .
6 intr to seem to move like or in waves a garden rolling down to the river .
7 intr said eg of a ship: to sway or rock gently from side to side.
8 intr to walk with a swaying movement rolled in drunk at six o'clock .
9 tr & intr to begin to operate or work the cameras rolled .
10 tr & intr to move or make (one's eyes) move in a circle, especially in disbelief, despair or amazement.
11 tr & intr to form, or form something, into a tube or cylinder by winding or being wound round and round.
12 (also roll up)
a to wrap something by rolling rolled a spliff ;
b to curl around The hamster rolled up into a ball .
13 (also roll something out) to spread it out or make it flat or flatter, especially by pressing and smoothing with something heavy rolled out the pastry .
14 intr to make a series of long low rumbling sounds.
15 to pronounce (especially an -r- sound) with a trill.
16 slang to rob someone who is helpless, usually because they are drunk or asleep.
17
a to make (the credits) appear on a screen;
b intr to appear on a screen.
18 a to make (a car) overturn;
b intr said of a car: to overturn.
[14c: from French rolle , from Latin rotula , diminutive of rota a wheel]
rolled adjective .
roller and rolling see separate entries.
a roll in the hay colloq an act of sexual intercourse.
be rolling in something colloq to have large amounts of it (especially money).
heads will roll severe punishment will be dealt out, especially involving loss of job or status.
on a roll colloq going through a period of continuous good luck or success.
rolled into one combined in one person or in one thing.
roll on?may a specified event, time, etc come soon Roll on the holidays .
roll with the punches
1 said of a boxer: to move the body away from and in the same direction as an opponent's punches to reduce their impact.
2 to go along with something negative and to offer no resistance in order to lessen its impact.
strike someone off the roll to remove the right to practise from (a doctor, solicitor, etc), after professional misconduct.
roll in to come or arrive in large quantities.
roll something out to launch or introduce (a new product, service, etc) to the public. See also roll-out.
roll over
1 to overturn.
2 see verb 3 above.
3 said of a jackpot prize, eg in the UK National Lottery: to be carried across to the next week because it has not been won the jackpot might roll over three times in one year . See also roll-over.
roll something over econ to defer demand for repayment of (a debt, loan, etc) for a further term. See also roll-over.
roll up
1 colloq to arrive.
2 to come in large numbers. See also roll-up.


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