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Dictionary definition for: Roll

1. (v) move by turning over or rotating; "The child rolled down the hill" "turn over on your left side"

2. (n) rotary motion of an object around its own axis; "wheels in axial rotation"

3. (v) move along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle; "The President''s convoy rolled past the crowds"

4. (n) a list of names; "his name was struck off the rolls"

5. (v) occur in soft rounded shapes; "The hills rolled past"

6. (n) a long heavy sea wave as it advances towards the shore

7. (v) flatten or spread with a roller; "roll out the paper"

8. (n) photographic film rolled up inside a container to protect it from light

9. (v) emit, produce, or utter with a deep prolonged reverberating sound; "The thunder rolled" "rolling drums"

10. (n) a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles

11. (n) a roll of currency notes (often taken as the resources of a person or business etc.) "he shot his roll on a bob-tailed nag"

12. (v) wrap or coil around; "roll your hair around your finger" "Twine the thread around the spool"

13. (n) small rounded bread either plain or sweet

14. (v) begin operating or running; "The cameras were rolling" "The presses are already rolling"

15. (n) a deep prolonged sound (as of thunder or large bells)

16. (v) shape by rolling; "roll a cigarette"

17. (v) execute a roll, in tumbling; "The gymnasts rolled and jumped"

18. (n) the sound of a drum (especially a snare drum) beaten rapidly and continuously

19. (v) sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity

20. (n) a document that can be rolled up (as for storage)

21. (v) move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion; "The curtains undulated" "the waves rolled towards the beach"

22. (n) anything rolled up in cylindrical form

23. (n) the act of throwing dice

24. (v) move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment; "The gypsies roamed the woods" "roving vagabonds" "the wandering Jew" "The cattle roam across the prairie" "the laborers drift from one town to the next" "They ro

25. (n) walking with a rolling gait

26. (v) move, rock, or sway from side to side; "The ship rolled on the heavy seas"

27. (n) a flight maneuver; aircraft rotates about its longitudinal axis without changing direction or losing altitude

28. (v) cause to move by turning over or in a circular manner of as if on an axis; "She rolled the ball" "They rolled their eyes at his words"

29. (v) pronounce with a roll, of the phoneme /r/; "She rolls her r''s"

30. (n) the act of rolling something (as the ball in bowling)

31. (v) boil vigorously; "The liquid was seething" "The water rolled"

32. (v) take the shape of a roll or cylinder; "the carpet rolled out" "Yarn rolls well"

33. (v) show certain properties when being rolled; "The carpet rolls unevenly" "dried-out tobacco rolls badly"

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