rollover

1 of 2

noun

roll·​over ˈrōl-ˌō-vər How to pronounce rollover (audio)
1
: the act or process of rolling over
2
: a motor vehicle accident in which the vehicle overturns

roll over

2 of 2

verb

rolled over; rolling over; rolls over

transitive verb

1
a
: to defer payment of (an obligation)
b
: to renegotiate the terms of (a financial agreement)
2
: to place (invested funds) in a new investment of the same kind
roll over IRA funds

Examples of rollover in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
Today's top stories: → 4 Fort Worth firefighters injured, 1 critically, in rollover crash 🚨Get free alerts when news breaks. Tom Johanningmeier, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 6 Feb. 2024 This assumes the beneficiary has earned income at least equal to the rollover amount. Liz Weston, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 Feb. 2024 At least 3 die in California bus rollover The bus struck and killed Schneider who was walking outside the building the bus crashed into. Bill Hutchinson, ABC News, 9 Nov. 2023 At least one person is dead and over 40 others are injured following a rollover bus crash in New York state on Thursday, authorities said. Abigail Adams, Peoplemag, 21 Sep. 2023 Bowman was sidelined three races while recovering from a back injury sustained during a rollover in a sprint car race. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, 26 Aug. 2023 McAdoo's return to football-playing health has been considered a long shot since his rollover accident on Interstate 49. Tom Murphy, arkansasonline.com, 18 Jan. 2024 Police and firefighters responded to a call about a rollover crash at 9:20 p.m., Jan. 11, on the south side of Bixby, according to a news release. Mitchell Willetts, Kansas City Star, 17 Jan. 2024 State police confirmed that one person died from the rollover. Sarah Rumpf-Whitten, Fox News, 6 Jan. 2024
Verb
Authorities did not say what caused the bus to roll over. Devoun Cetoute, Miami Herald, 14 Feb. 2024 Moral clarity is Tank Man in Tiananmen Square daring a Chinese tank to roll over him to protest the mass killings of Chinese civilians craving freedom. Armstrong Williams, Baltimore Sun, 9 Feb. 2024 Four Fort Worth firefighters were injured, one of them critically, when their truck rolled over in a crash while responding to a call early Tuesday, officials said. Harriet Ramos, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 6 Feb. 2024 The video shows the officer firing a sixth shot as the man rolled over on the ground. Emily Davies, Washington Post, 1 Feb. 2024 Galvez had four goals and two assists as Woodside rolled over Jefferson 6-1 in Peninsula Athletic League Ocean Division play. Darren Sabedra, The Mercury News, 19 Jan. 2024 The driver in that Jeep crossed into Kansas City and struck a silver car that rolled over in a ditch at 23rd Street and Television Place. Katie Moore, Kansas City Star, 18 Jan. 2024 For example, the $120 rideshare credit would be distributed in $10 increments per month and won’t roll over. Stella Shon, Travel + Leisure, 1 Feb. 2024 One person is dead and at least 10 passengers are injured after a bus carrying 23 people, including the driver, crashed and rolled over on Interstate 87 in New York on Friday. Brian Anthony Hernandez, Peoplemag, 7 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

Noun

1945, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1952, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of rollover was in 1945

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“Rollover.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rollover. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Legal Definition

rollover

1 of 2 noun
roll·​over ˈrōl-ˌō-vər How to pronounce rollover (audio)
: the act or process of rolling over

roll over

2 of 2 transitive verb
1
a
: to defer payment of (an obligation)
b
: to renegotiate the terms of (a financial agreement)
2
: to place (invested funds) in a new investment of the same kind
roll over IRA funds
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