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

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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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Like Mary Poppins blowing in on a gust of wind, Donna is known to roll up with a magical bag of goodies and a can-do attitude. Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, "I Couldn't Be a Mom, Without My Own Mom's Help," 10 May 2019 Simply command the screen to roll up or down with your voice, thanks to LG ThinQ, which has Google Assistant and Alexa built-in for your convenience. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "This LG TV’s Display Actually Rolls Into Its Base When You Tell It To Do So," 6 Mar. 2019 Using the Base Layer is easy—simply drop your camera in lens first, roll up the bag's top (which looks a lot like a dry-bag closure), then clip it all together. The Editors, Outside Online, "Why I Always Hike with the Matador Camera Base Layer," 14 June 2018 Fold sides of tortilla over filling, then roll up to enclose. Bon Appetit, "Breakfast Burrito to Go," 21 May 2018 But that’s deceptive: The floor is made of four layers, including a tarp, allowing portions to be rolled up to depict other settings. New York Times, "Ravaged but Resilient: Creating ‘Once on This Island’," 27 Apr. 2018 The monkeys are known to climb inside cars, rummage inside purses and pretty much take advantage of any inattentive human too smitten with the creatures to roll up the window and close the car doors. James R. Carroll,, "Gibraltar draws visitors with curious monkeys and Britain-meets-the-Mediterranean vibe," 14 Mar. 2018 Imagine rolling up the doors on a set of storage trailers and seeing more than 70 drums, multiple sets of cymbals, amplifiers, drum stands and just for good measure, enough mechanic tools to start a car repair shop. Prescotte Stokes Iii, star-telegram, "Did your band lose more than 70 drum sets? Police found them – and more," 24 Feb. 2018 Fill a tortilla with ⅛ of the bean mixture, roll up tortilla, and place seam facing down in baking dish. Nazima Qureshi, SELF, "Here's How a Registered Dietitian Shops and Meal Preps on a Budget," 22 Feb. 2019

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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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to mark by some ceremony or observation

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