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rolling

adjective

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rolling

verb
present participle of roll

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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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The first known use of rolling was in 1959

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“Rolling.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/rolling. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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