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  Dictionary Definition of roll

roll
verb (i)
1. to move along a surface by turning over and over, as a ball or a wheel.
2. to move or be moved ( along, down, etc.) on wheels, as a vehicle or its occupants.
3. to move onwards or advance in a stream or with an undulating motion, as water, waves, or smoke.
4. to extend in undulations, as land.
5. to perform a periodical revolution in an orbit, as a heavenly body.
6. to continue with or have a deep, prolonged sound, as thunder, etc.
7. to turn over, or over and over, as a person or animal lying down.
8. Colloquial to luxuriate or abound (in wealth, etc.).
9. to turn round in different directions, as the eyes in their sockets.
10. to sway or rock from side to side, as a ship (opposed to pitch ).
11. to sail with a rolling motion.
12. to walk with a rolling or swaying gait.
13. (of a rocket or guided missile) to rotate about its longitudinal axis in flight.
14. to admit of being rolled up, as a material.
15. to spread out as under a roller.
16. Colloquial to cast dice.
-- verb (t)
17. to cause to move along a surface by turning over and over, as a cask, a ball, or a hoop.
18. to move along on wheels or rollers; to convey in a wheeled vehicle.
19. to drive, impel, or cause to flow onwards with a sweeping motion.
20. to utter or give forth with a full, flowing, continuous sound.
21. to trill: to roll one's r's.
22. to cause to turn over, or over and over.
23. to cause to turn round in different directions, as the eyes.
24. to cause to sway or rock from side to side, as a ship.
25. to wrap round an axis, round upon itself, or into a roll, ball, or the like.
26. to make by forming a roll: to roll a cigarette.
27. to spread out from being rolled up; unroll (fol. by out, etc.).
28. to wrap, enfold, or envelope, as in some covering.
29. to operate upon so as to spread out, level, compact, or the like, as with a roller, rolling pin, etc.
30. to flatten (scrub) using a roller.
31. to beat (a drum) with rapid, continuous strokes.
32. to cast (dice).
33. Printing to apply ink to with a roller or series of rollers.
34. Colloquial to rob (a person), often with violence.
35. to defeat; overcome.
-- noun
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