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Definition of "roll" []

  • To move forward along a surface by revolving on an axis or by repeatedly turning over. (verb-intransitive)
  • To travel or be moved on wheels or rollers: rolled down the sidewalk on their scooters. (verb-intransitive)
  • To travel around; wander: roll from town to town. (verb-intransitive)
  • To travel or be carried in a vehicle. (verb-intransitive)
  • To be carried on a stream: The logs rolled down the cascading river. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "roll" in a sentence
  • "In the expressions, The man walks -- The boy plays -- Thunders roll --- Warriors fight -- you perceive that the words _walks, plays, roll_, and _fight_, are _active verbs; _ and you cannot be at a loss to know, that the nouns _man, boy, thunders_, and"
  • "Crispy salmon skin roll is good but I feel like it needs more substance, nevertheless the crunchiness and fattiness of it is amazing."
  • "Some of those interviews included that Red Skull would be the main villain in the movie, The Invaders plan to appear and that Johnston is looking at 6 actors currently for the title roll we reported this here."