roll 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

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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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Huawei also reportedly plans to release a foldable handset next year; Lenovo and Xiaomi started teasing their own prototypes, and LG is working on flexible OLED displays and TVs that roll up into a box. Recode Staff, Recode, "Recode Daily: Trump’s first post-midterms move: Dump Attorney General Jeff Sessions," 8 Nov. 2018 The footage from Dewey's camera shows the campus police officer rolling up to a fight on a street on the fringes of the university campus. Gillian Flaccus, Fox News, "Autopsy: Man shot 9 times by campus police in Oregon," 19 Sep. 2018 Once herbs are cold, spread on a clean kitchen towel, roll up, and press gently to dry. Michelle Mckenzie, Sunset, "Preserved Lemon Herb Oil," 22 Jan. 2018 The women rolled up to a drive-thru ATM at a bank in Scotrun, Pennsylvania, and tried using a screwdriver to pry the machine open, prosecutors said. Jared Gilmour, miamiherald, "Two women dressed as nuns. Their real habit was armed bank robbery, N.J. prosecutors say," 22 June 2018 Authorities said Haddad, a computer engineering student, rolled up to the Inn at Nye Beach just before 3 a.m. Saturday and strolled into the lobby wearing a Nike hoodie, his hands stuffed into a pair of white beach shorts. Shane Dixon Kavanaugh,, "OSU freshman kidnaps, handcuffs female hotel worker at gunpoint, goes on joyride: cops," 31 May 2018 Having all four product leaders roll up to Cox is meant to improve communication among the products. Kurt Wagner, Recode, "Facebook is making its biggest executive shuffle in company history," 8 May 2018 Police said the dog was in the car for about 30 minutes, and all of the windows in the car were rolled up. Shawn R. Beals, Courant Community, "Manchester Police Make Two Animal Cruelty Arrests," 5 July 2018 The money was rolled up in the $139 billion California budget for 2018-2019 that Gov. Jerry Brown signed Wednesday. Washington Post, "High time for Cheech’s art museum: California gives millions," 27 June 2018

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First Known Use of roll up

1822, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 2

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roll·​up | \ˈrōl-ˌəp\

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