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Roll

Definition

[n] the act of rolling something (as the ball in bowling)
[n] a flight maneuver; aircraft rotates about its longitudinal axis without changing direction or losing altitude
[n] walking with a rolling gait
[n] the act of throwing dice
[n] anything rolled up in cylindrical form
[n] photographic film rolled up inside a container to protect it from light
[n] a document that can be rolled up (as for storage)
[n] a list of names; "his name was struck off the rolls"
[n] a long heavy sea wave as it advances towards the shore
[n] the sound of a drum (especially a snare drum) beaten rapidly and continuously
[n] a deep prolonged sound (as of thunder or large bells)
[n] rotary motion of an object around its own axis; "wheels in axial rotation"
[n] small rounded bread either plain or sweet
[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"
[n] a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles
[v] execute a roll, in tumbling; "The gymnasts rolled and jumped"
[v] shape by rolling; "roll a cigarette"
[v] boil vigorously; "The liquid was seething"
[v] pronounce with a roll, of the phoneme /r/ "She rolls her r's".
[v] flatten or spread with a roller; "roll out the paper"
[v] wrap or coil around; "roll your hair around your finger"; "Twine the thread around the spool"
[v] begin operating or running; "The cameras were rolling"; "The presses are already rolling"
[v] to rotate or cause to rotate; "The child rolled down the hill"; "She rolled the ball"; "They rolled their eyes at his words"; "turn over to your left side"; "Ballet dancers can rotate their legs outward"
[v] move along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle; "The President's convoy rolled past the crowds"
[v] emit, produce, or utter with a deep prolonged reverberating sound; "The thunder rolled"; "rolling drums"
[v] sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and esp. underhanded activity
[v] occur in soft rounded shapes; "The hills rolled past"

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Antonyms

unroll, unwind, wind off