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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Her black two-piece suit looked both classic and modern, effortlessly chic with a double breasted jacket, rolled up sleeves, wide leg trousers and a high neck shirt. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Elizabeth Olsen's New Blonde Hair With Wispy Bangs is the Epitome of Olsen Style," 11 Dec. 2018 Trump is rolling up his sleeves, gearing up for a fierce fight with Democrats who are vowing to block his pick. Fox News, "Trump, Democrats gear up for Supreme Court showdown," 3 July 2018 Joanna Gaines Captures Bedtime Woes of Parents Everywhere in Perfect Photo After their conversation, Joanna and Jenna rolled up their sleeves and got to cooking. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, "Joanna Gaines Welcomes Jenna Bush Hager into Her Waco Home," 16 May 2018 Mr Freeman rolls up his sleeves and delves into the nitty-gritty of manufacturing. The Economist, "When giants ruled the worldAn insightful history of giant factories," 1 Mar. 2018 Starting at one end, gently roll up the dough onto the rolling pin. Unfurl the dough over a 9-inch pie plate and press it in lightly, making sure it’s lining the plate. Margaux Laskey, The Seattle Times, "Wrap up one of these sweet cookbooks for the home bakers in your life," 11 Dec. 2018 The results get rolled up to AQI scores presented on a live map by Taiwan's Environmental Protection Agency, as well as other online charts. Dan Rosenbaum, Ars Technica, "All hail the AI overlord: Smart cities and the AI Internet of Things," 7 Dec. 2018 Then Hiram rolls up and picks up a file from Sister Woodhouse. Jessica Macleish, Teen Vogue, ""Riverdale" Recap Season 3 Episode 7: Why Has No One Noticed Betty Is Missing?," 6 Dec. 2018 To do that, simply roll up a spare piece of newspaper, light it up like a torch, and stick it up the chimney for a little bit. Ross Mccammon, Popular Mechanics, "How to Build the Perfect Fireplace Fire," 30 Nov. 2018

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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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roll·​up | \ ˈrōl-ˌəp\

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a servile follower or underling

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