roll on

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of roll on

British, informal
used to say that one wants a time or event to come quickly
  • Roll on Friday. I can't wait for the weekend!

Word by Word Definitions

roll play
  1. : a written document that may be rolled up : scroll

  2. : a manuscript book

  3. : a list of names or related items : catalog

  1. : to impel forward by causing to turn over and over on a surface

  2. : to cause to revolve by turning over and over on or as if on an axis

  3. : to cause to move in a circular manner

  1. : a sound produced by rapid strokes on a drum

  2. : a sonorous and often rhythmical flow of speech

  3. : a heavy reverberatory sound


1

roll-on

adjective

Definition of roll-on

: rubbed or spread on the body with a bottle that has a rolling ball set into its top
  • a roll-on deodorant

2

roll-on

noun

Definition of roll-on

: something (as deodorant) that is rubbed or spread on the body with a bottle that has a rolling ball set into its top
  • deodorants sold as roll-ons, sprays, or sticks

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