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 Where to do crucial, late-stage testing and how many volunteers are needed to roll up their sleeves are big worries for health officials as the virus spread starts tapering off in parts of the world. Lauran Neergaard, Anchorage Daily News, "Final tests of some COVID-19 vaccines to start in July," 11 June 2020 For the bed frame, roll up two logs, side by side and about 3 feet apart. Popular Science, "Fifteen survival shelters that can save your life," 28 May 2020 Tamar Weinberger saw her three kids playing outside their home in Teaneck, N.J., as her car rolled up the driveway. Brianna Abbott, WSJ, "Bringing Home a New Baby—and the New Coronavirus," 28 Mar. 2020 Squads rolled up to their house with the lights flashing and the sirens blaring. Jeff Rumage, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Here's how North Shore police and firefighters are making kids' birthdays special during the coronavirus pandemic," 27 Apr. 2020 But over the past several weeks, the 30-year-old Alamo Heights graduate has rolled up her sleeves and done so much more. Tom Orsborn,, "In time of high stress, San Antonio Food Bank staff puts needs of community first," 21 Apr. 2020 Crepes with cottage cheese, all rolled up and drizzled with maple syrup like some sort of soft, sweet flauta. Sasha Levine, Bon Appétit, "There's No Better Time to… Make Yourself a Hot Breakfast," 20 Apr. 2020 The friend rolled up at the same time as Dominion Energy’s line worker. Valerie Bauerlein, WSJ, "Coronavirus Versus the Last Grocer in Town," 17 Apr. 2020 According to the lawsuit, church members gathered in a parking lot, never got out of their cars, kept their windows rolled up, and listened to Pastor Arthur Scott who spoke over a low-powered FM radio transmitter. NBC News, "Wealthy, private Florida community testing all residents, staff for antibodies," 15 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of roll up

1822, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 2

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16 Jun 2020

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“Roll up.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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roll·​up | \ ˈrōl-ˌəp \

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