Examples of roil in a Sentence
Financial markets have been roiled by the banking crisis.
the waters of the gulf tossed and roiled as the hurricane surged toward the shore
Recent Examples of roil from the Web
After his election, Trump roiled Beijing by taking a phone call from the leader of Taiwan, which China views as a breakaway province.
The woman’s allegation has roiled the Oakland Police Department, which cycled through three police chiefs in under two weeks before the city administrator took over the department when the scandal became public in June 2016.
The stakes have increased in recent weeks after a regulatory clampdown on leverage roiled domestic bond and equity markets.
When not chopping wood or feeding the ducks, Plummer’s Kaiser is a roiling mix of regret and frustration: a king without power.
Juno also caught a glimpse of the powerful auroras that glow near the poles, which are curiously devoid of cloudy bands and are instead roiling, pastel-colored messes of storms and spirals that look very different from each other.
The goal would be to avoid roiling financial markets and causing interest rates to jump.
A couple years later, in 1883, Congress passed the Pendleton Act, the nation’s first comprehensive Civil Service law, designed partly to calm the roiling political waters.
Persinger's research forays are at the very frontier of the roiling field of neuroscience, the biochemical approach to the study of the brain.
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Origin and Etymology of roil
First Known Use: 1590See Words from the same year
ROIL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of roil for English Language Learners
: to upset (someone or something) very much : to cause (someone or something) to become very agitated or disturbed
: to move in a violent and confused way
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