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 Neighbors said the boozy brouhaha kicked off about 9:30 p.m. on the holiday in the city’s Hollywood District as cars began rolling up along a quiet stretch of Northeast 45th Avenue off Sandy Boulevard. oregonlive, "Teens break into furnished Portland rental, throw Halloween ‘rager,’ then plan 2nd night, cops and neighbors say," 8 Nov. 2019 The team was 8-7-6 at the end of July but players have brought a different edge since, rolling up a 10-1-3 record since the start of August. Lucas Aulbach, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville City FC, in 'playoff mode' since July, shows veteran poise in postseason win," 28 Oct. 2019 Cook had 110 and rookie Alexander Mattison 58 as the Vikings rolled up 211 on the ground against the Raiders. Brad Biggs,, "NFL power rankings for Week 4: The Bears move up — but so does the rest of the NFC North," 24 Sep. 2019 The Choker Fold your silk scarf into a triangle then roll up. Cortne Bonilla, Harper's BAZAAR, "7 Cool Girl Ways to Tie a Scarf This Fall," 19 Sep. 2019 Despite a temporary ban on e-scooter companies operating in the city, packs of riders have been rolling up and down streets for a couple hours at a time over the last two weeks, including midday Wednesday. Sam Lounsberry, The Denver Post, "Boulder e-scooter demos helping city officials craft regulations to end ban," 19 Sep. 2019 The cement trucks will roll up and spin their bellies, the jackhammers will rattle, and after a while the postcards of the new skyline will be available for purchase. Polina Marinova, Fortune, "Saudi Aramco’s Long-Awaited IPO Might Actually Happen: Term Sheet," 11 Sep. 2019 That was until Martinez rolled up and smashed yet another record in double quick time., "Josef Martinez: 5 Things to Know About Atlanta United's Record-Breaking Striker," 20 Aug. 2019 One of my favorite gags in the Wayans send-up of 90s hood movies Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood is Marlon Wayans as Loc Dog rolling up with a rocket launcher in the hood. Thembi Ford, Essence, "Mass Shootings In America: We Have To Do Something About Guns," 8 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of roll up

1822, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 2

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14 Nov 2019

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“Roll up.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 22 November 2019.

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roll·​up | \ ˈrōl-ˌəp\

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