a : to make turbid by stirring up the sediment or dregs of
b : to stir up : disturb, disorder
: to move turbulently : be in a state of turbulence or agitation <conflicting emotions roiling inside her>
Examples of ROIL
- Financial markets have been roiled by the banking crisis.
- <the waters of the gulf tossed and roiled as the hurricane surged toward the shore>
Origin of ROIL
First Known Use: 1590
Rhymes with ROIL
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