roll up

rolled up; rolling up; rolls up

Definition of roll up

transitive verb

: to increase or acquire by successive accumulations : accumulate rolled up a large majority

intransitive verb

1 : to become larger by successive accumulations
2 : to arrive in a vehicle

Examples of roll up in a Sentence

ticket sales are expected to roll up as the date of the concert nears
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First Known Use of roll up

1822, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 2

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5 Jun 2022

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“Roll up.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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