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roll

verb

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(Entry 1 of 3)

1 to form into a round compact mass
  • rolled up the wrapper from the straw and threw it

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2 to make a low heavy rolling sound
  • thunder rolling in the distance

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3 to make a series of unsteady side-to-side motions
  • the car suddenly was rolling as high winds swept across the bridge

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4 to move (something) in a curved or circular path on or as if on an axis
  • in order to knock your opponent off balance, you have to roll the log when he least expects it

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5 to move in a stream
  • just lying on the beach, watching the clouds roll by

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6 to move in circles around an axis or center
  • rolled her head around her shoulders to loosen herself up

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7 to move or proceed smoothly and readily
  • once we started rolling, everything went perfectly

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roll

noun (1)

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a record of a series of items (as names or titles) usually arranged according to some system
  • called the roll of people supposed to be in the class

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roll

noun (2)

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a rapid turning about on an axis or central point
  • the squirrel did a quick roll and vanished up a tree

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The first known use of roll was in the 13th century

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“Roll.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/roll. Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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