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
Recent Examples on the Web Travelers can even choose to roll up in their own RV to park at one of its 67 RV sites. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, "This Chic New Campground Has Instagram-worthy Cabins, Designer Airstreams, and a Drive-in Movie Theater," 7 Apr. 2021 On April 15, Californians ages 16-49 will also be able to roll up their sleeves. Luke Money, Los Angeles Times, "80% of L.A. County residents 16 or older could be vaccinated by June — if supplies hold up," 31 Mar. 2021 Inside, the house, built in 2005, has 6,310 square feet of living space plus wall-size glass doors that roll up or fold away, and erase the boundaries between inside and out. oregonlive, "Waterfront villa with roll-up walls on the Columbia River sells for $2,650,000," 19 Mar. 2021 Anyone who came for dinner was expected to roll up their sleeves so her kitchen during a dinner party was hectic. Sheryl Julian,, "20 women, some you may not know, who influenced how you cook," 16 Mar. 2021 The center is extending hours through at least Monday at its seven donor rooms in hopes that people will volunteer to roll up their sleeves. Laura Garcia, San Antonio Express-News, "'It's a nightmare,' says San Antonio blood bank officials as bad weather cuts donations short," 19 Feb. 2021 As some companies consider mandates, others are leaving it up to their employees -- but rewarding those who roll up their sleeves for the shots. Sarah Herndon, ABC News, "Can employers mandate the COVID-19 vaccine to return to work? Depends on the company," 18 Feb. 2021 The number of Americans willing to get vaccinated has grown as people watch family and friends, politicians and Dolly Parton roll up their sleeves. New York Times, "Plenty of Vaccines, but Not Enough Arms: A Warning Sign in Cherokee Nation," 16 Mar. 2021 Fill it with any combination of crab, shrimp, crawfish, mussels, clams and lobster, choose your sauce and spice level, and then roll up your sleeves and dig in. cleveland, "10 restaurants to go for meatless Friday if you’re all fish fry-ed out," 23 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of roll up

1822, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 2

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The first known use of roll up was in 1822

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18 Apr 2021

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“Roll up.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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roll·​up | \ ˈrōl-ˌəp \

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