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roll
Part of Speech: noun
Results: 36
1. To cause to revolve by turning over and over; to move by turning on an axis; to impel forward by causing to turn over and over on a supporting surface; as, to roll a wheel, a ball, or a barrel.
2. To wrap round on itself; to form into a spherical or cylindrical body by causing to turn over and over; as, to roll a sheet of paper; to roll parchment; to roll clay or putty into a ball.
4. To press or level with a roller; to spread or form with a roll, roller, or rollers; as, to roll a field; to roll paste; to roll steel rails, etc.
5. To move, or cause to be moved, upon, or by means of, rollers or small wheels.
6. To beat with rapid, continuous strokes, as a drum; to sound a roll upon.
8. To turn over in one's mind; to revolve.
10. To utter copiously, esp. with sounding words; to utter with a deep sound; - often with forth, or out; as, to roll forth some one's praises; to roll out sentences.
Part of Speech: Noun
1. The act of rolling, or state of being rolled; as, the roll of a ball; the roll of waves.
2. That which rolls; a roller.
3. A heavy cylinder used to break clods.
4. One of a set of revolving cylinders, or rollers, between which metal is pressed, formed, or smoothed, as in a rolling mill; as, to pass rails through the rolls.
5. That which is rolled up; as, a roll of fat, of wool, paper, cloth, etc.
8. A quantity of cloth wound into a cylindrical form; as, a roll of carpeting; a roll of ribbon.
9. A cylindrical twist of tobacco.
10. A kind of shortened raised biscuit or bread, often rolled or doubled upon itself.
14. Part; office; duty; role.
Part of Speech: verb
2. To move on wheels; as, the carriage rolls along the street.
3. To be wound or formed into a cylinder or ball; as, the cloth rolls unevenly; the snow rolls well.
6. To move, as waves or billows, with alternate swell and depression.
12. To fall or tumble; - with over; as, a stream rolls over a precipice.
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