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: rubbed or spread on the body with a bottle that has a rolling ball set into its top
a roll-on deodorant


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: something (as deodorant) that is rubbed or spread on the body with a bottle that has a rolling ball set into its top
deodorants sold as roll-ons, sprays, or sticks

roll on

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British, informal
used to say that one wants a time or event to come quickly
Roll on Friday. I can't wait for the weekend!

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In addition to the spray, there’s also a deep sleep roll-on that can be applied to the temples, ears, neck, and wrists. Moriah Mason, Southern Living, 31 Oct. 2023 Designed to fit on most roll-on suitcase handles, the Riemot Luggage Travel Cup Holder is adjustable and provides a helpful, extra hand. Jen Ator, Travel + Leisure, 15 Oct. 2023 Customers have praised its effectiveness in relieving arthritic hand pain and its convenient roll-on applicator. 4. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 5 Oct. 2023 It’s infused with actual caffeine, green tea, and niacinamide to zap dark circles and puffiness, while a cooling, roll-on applicator additionally helps with bags and fine lines. Hillary Maglin, Travel + Leisure, 14 Aug. 2023 This new product looks pretty impressive and would replace any cream, wraps or roll-on products, in my opinion. Kaylee Remington, cleveland, 4 Aug. 2023 Firefighters responded to a call of multiple vehicles on fire on a roll-on/roll-off cargo ship named Grande Costa D’Avorio around 9:25 p.m. Wednesday, the US Coast Guard said in a statement. Michelle Watson, CNN, 7 July 2023 Made with organic sugar, chamomile, citric acid, and water, this roll-on wax might inspire you to make your own DIY version at home. Jasmine Gomez, Women's Health, 21 June 2023 Antiperspirant comes in sprays, gels, lotions, powders, and roll-on liquids. Loren Savini, Allure, 16 June 2023
But don't use a roll-on or stick—only a spray deodorant will work. Timothy Dale, Better Homes & Gardens, 17 Feb. 2023
Since the couple first let cameras roll on their home renovation operation with 2013’s Fixer Upper, an unrivaled hit for then-network HGTV, the Gaineses have managed to transform their Central Texas town into the hub for a thriving entertainment and lifestyles brand. Mikey O'Connell, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 Nov. 2023 The credits roll on the series finale with five minutes left, so keen viewers knew something was coming. Hunter Ingram, Variety, 9 Aug. 2023 Catch up with the young stars of Barney & Friends (pictured above in 2004) as plans for a movie about the series roll on. Kate Hogan, Peoplemag, 3 Oct. 2023 Messi Mania continues to roll on in the Leagues Cup. Jim Reineking, USA TODAY, 11 Aug. 2023 The impeachment process that the Speaker has unleashed in his weakness, meanwhile, will likely roll on throughout the remainder of 2023, offering Trump a campaign issue to throw at Biden and tying Congress in yet more knots. Susan B. Glasser, The New Yorker, 14 Sep. 2023 The camera roll on your phone offers a similar promise, but creating a narrative with coherence depends on its finitude. Meghan O'Gieblyn, WIRED, 16 Aug. 2023 The advertising blitz comes in the run-up to the start of the US school year, and at a moment where schools have become a focus of an intense culture war that is likely to roll on into the 2024 presidential election. WIRED, 1 Sep. 2023 Thankfully, most shop vacs roll on wheels, but not all do. Collin Morgan, Car and Driver, 15 July 2023 See More

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“Roll-on.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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