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 Pistol unholstered and held low, Capozziello shouted at the driver to stick his hands out the window of the car, which appears in the video to be rolled up. Christine Dempsey,, "Report: Bridgeport cop uses gun to hit unarmed teen suspect," 19 Aug. 2019 Long’s right ankle, the one that was rolled up on from behind during a road game against the Buccaneers in Week 9 of the 2016 season, is still an issue. Brad Biggs,, "‘I am the happiest guy in the locker room': Kyle Long is finally healthy — and looking forward to what could be a special Bears season," 4 Aug. 2019 To get the best natural airflow, the sides of the barns have a curtain that can be rolled up or down to make sure that the animals can be shaded from the sun. Stephanie Blaszczyk, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin dairy cows relax in sand, drink bovine Gatorade and visit the cow 'car wash' to beat summer heat," 19 July 2019 When the series is over, the turf will be rolled up and stored until next year when the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs play in London. David Waldstein, New York Times, "‘Hot Dogs! Cold Beer!’ M.L.B. Will Bring the Familiar to London Stadium," 27 June 2019 As the car was coming to a stop, Echartea quickly approached and fired three rounds into the driver’s side window, which was rolled up. Alejandra Reyes-velarde,, "After a baby is shot in the head, man charged with attempted murder and other felonies," 26 June 2019 The window had been rolled up, which slowed the velocity of the bullets, Dyer added. The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "A California woman rejected a man at a party. Then he shot her baby in the head, police say.," 25 June 2019 Wetumpka 31-27 Friday’s games Huntsville at Sparkman Sparkman has quietly rolled up 45 or more points in all three games this season. Josh Bean |, al, "Huntsville HS football picks: Can Sparkman, Austin and James Clemens stay hot?," 17 Sep. 2019 Japan's biggest oil producer is rolling up its sleeves and getting to work in the Eagle Ford Shale of South Texas. Sergio Chapa, Houston Chronicle, "Drilling Down: Japanese company prepares to drill its first Eagle Ford wells," 3 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of roll up

1822, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 2

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31 Oct 2019

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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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