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Inglés americano: /roʊl/
Inglés británico: /rəʊl/

Traducción de roll en español:

intransitive verb

  • 1 1.1 (rotate)
    to roll downhill
    rodar cuesta abajo
    the bottle was rolling around inside the crate
    la botella rodaba dentro del cajón
    the bag split and the oranges rolled out
    la bolsa se rompió y las naranjas salieron rodando
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • A ball rolls slowly into the frame, its impetus unseen.
    • But the car is already wrecked against a tree, and a beach ball rolls away from it.
    • One shocking scene shows street children assaulting a wino and gleefully rolling him down the stairs, punishment for his spiritual and physical corruption.
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • There follows a four and a half minute high-angle shot of a carriage wheel rolling along a dirt road, while a male voice-over narration reads a letter the novelist had written to his daughter.
    • But as they tear down the dirt roads in the dead of night, a truck rolls out of nowhere, they lose control, and their car ends up in a ditch.
    • A pickup truck rolls down a dark highway.
    1.2 (turn over) the car rolled over three times
    el coche dio tres vueltas de campana
    roll (over) onto your stomach/back
    ponte boca abajo/boca arriba
    date la vuelta
    date vuelta (Southern Cone)
    we rolled over and over in the sand
    nos revolcamos en la arena
    they all rolled around laughing
    todos se revolcaron de risa
    to be rolling in money or in it [colloquial]
    estar forrado (de oro) [colloquial]
    estar podrido en plata (South America) [colloquial], estar podrido de dinero (Spain) [colloquial]
    1.3 (sway)
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • The boat rolled and nodded gently.
    • Our boarding party had to get aboard a ship rolling and heaving in large seas.
    • The aircraft rolled off to the left prior to slicing nose low to 90 degrees down.
  • 2 2.1 (move) (+ adverb complement) she watched the column of trucks roll by
    miró como pasaban los camiones, uno detrás del otro
    the car began to roll down the hill
    el coche empezó a deslizarse cuesta abajo
    tanks rolled into the capital at dawn
    los tanques entraron en la capital al amanecer
    tears rolled down his cheeks
    las lágrimas le corrían por las mejillas
    huge waves came rolling in
    llegaban unas olas enormes
    the engines roll off the production line at a rate of 20 a week
    producen or fabrican 20 motores por semana
    his name doesn't roll off the tongue
    su nombre es difícil de pronunciar
    the phrase rolls off the tongue
    la frase es musical y fluida
    2.2 (extend) the hills roll away into the distance
    las colinas se pierden en el infinito
  • 3 (begin operating)
    empezar a rodar
    ponerse en funcionamiento
    everything's ready to roll [colloquial]
    ya está todo listo
    let the good times roll!
    ¡que vengan los buenos tiempos!
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • The first plate is prepared, ink is spread on the rollers, paper is laid on the press bed and the machine rolls into action.
    • The planter was rolling at 6 a.m. every day and didn't stop until 11 p.m.
    • He just placed seven cameras with infrared tape and microphones in different areas of his studio and let them roll.
  • 4 (make noise)
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • But the lightening has flashed and the thunder rolled…
    • Captivated by the breathtaking scenery, his sensitive response to nature encapsulated his impression of the roar of the waves rolling into the cavern and the cries of the seabirds.
    • Lightning forked the sky outside and the thunder rolled down the hills in a tumble.

transitive verb

  • 1 1.1
    hacer rodar
    I'll roll you for it (US)
    vamos a echarlo a los dados
    you need to roll a four
    tienes que sacar un cuatro
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • As they roll the dice, a window in the middle of the game delivers decidedly sinister messages.
    • Before Leah could roll the dice an ominous knock was heard at the door.
    • As he put it, he had rolled his dice and he had lost.
    1.2 (turn over) the nurse rolled me over onto my side
    la enfermera me puso de costado or de lado
    1.3to roll one's eyes
  • 2
    the hedgehog rolled itself into a ball
    el erizo se hizo un ovillo or una bola
    a circus, museum and craft fair all rolled into one
    un circo, un museo y una feria de artesanía, todo en uno
    the architect rolled the plans out on the table
    el arquitecto desenrolló los planos sobre la mesa
    she rolled up her sleeves
    se arremangó
    I rolled up the rug
    enrollé la alfombra
  • 3 (flatten)
    pasarle el rodillo a
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • They learned how to roll cheese from a team of brawny factory workers who made fun of the tiny women even as they insisted on perfection.
    • By rolling down the cover crop in spring instead of mowing it, the cover crop takes longer to decompose and becomes a weed-suppressing mulch.
    • On a lightly floured surface roll the pastry into a rectangle.
  • 4 (Linguistics)to roll one's 'r's
    hacer vibrar las erres
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • When he spoke, his peculiar way of rolling his r's made him difficult to understand.
    • Her fake accent irritated me a bit -- particularly the way she rolled the letter R.
    • Croatian speakers are used to rolling the ‘r’ sound in all of the words in their Native language.
  • 5 [slang] 5.1 (have sex with)
    pasar por las armas [colloquial]
    tirarse [slang]
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • He hit the kerb and rolled his car.
    • He began drinking heavily, and after one sodden evening at a local bar he rolled his car on the highway.
    • It was really scary rolling the car like that.
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • There are 32 hours I blacked out, but I think I mostly watched television and maybe rolled a liquor store.
    • He was rolled by a group of hooligans.
    • She rolled a bank in Albuquerque.
    5.2 (US) (rob) they rolled him for everything he had
    le robaron todo lo que tenía


  • 2
    (of paper, wire, fabric) rollo (masculine)
    (of banknotes) fajo (masculine)
    a roll of film
    un rollo or un carrete (de fotos)
    una película
    a roll of hundred-dollar bills
    un fajo de billetes de cien dólares
    rolls of fat
    rollos (masculine plural)
    (around waist) rollos (masculine plural)
    michelines (masculine plural) [colloquial]
    llantas (feminine plural) (Latin America) [colloquial]
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • He buys paper in a roll and cuts it himself into 32-by 40-inch sheets.
    • He said that he pictured him pulling the paper from a roll and cutting and tearing it where it suits him.
    • Here are some new photos from the one roll of film which I just got back today.
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • He pulled a huge roll of fifties and twenties from his pocket.
    • In his pocket was a roll of notes, his pay-off for the night's work.
    • He pulls a roll of notes from his back pocket and peels off a tenner.
  • 3 3.1 (rocking)
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • The chassis displays impressive levels of composure and minimal roll through the turns.
    • The system can directly measure the roll of the vehicle frame as it passes over such terrain.
    • At every roll of the boat the water would rush in.
    3.2 (turning over)
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • Rain drops, dices rolls, the clack of betting chips, and peasants working in the fields all make their own sort of music.
    • He continually plays to the courtroom audience with rolls of his eyes, rubbing his head, or agitated fanning of his face.
    • Suddenly the art houses of America turned on him with a collective eye roll.
    3.3 (frolic) the dogs ran off for a roll in the dry leaves
    los perros salieron corriendo a retozar entre las hojas secas
    a roll in the hay [colloquial] [euphemistic]
    un revolcón [colloquial] [euphemistic]
  • 4 (sound)
    (of thunder) retumbo (masculine)
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • A sudden roll of thunder rumbled over the meadow.
    • A loud roll of thunder filled the air of the streets of the city.
    • Dark clouds gathered, there was the distant, yet unmistakable roll of thunder.
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • The orchestral instrument uses softer beaters, like giant timpani sticks, often double-ended so that a roll may be played one-handed by twisting the wrist.
    • Learn how to play a six stroke roll on the drums in this free video music lesson.
    • Remember, you are not limited to playing a roll on the snare drum!
  • 5 (list) the electoral roll
    el padrón electoral (Latin America)
    el censo electoral (Spain)
    el registro electoral (Chile) (Venezuela)
    la planilla electoral (Colombia)
    they have 700 on roll
    tienen 700 alumnos inscritos
    to call the roll
    pasar lista
    to strike somebody off the roll
    (excluir a alguien de la lista de profesionales habilitados para ejercer)
    honor roll or (British) roll of honour
    lista (feminine) de honor
    (School, University)
    cuadro (masculine) de honor
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • Their names read like a roll of the literary and artistic talents of that brilliant age.
    • He wasn't a class officer or an honor roll geek, but he was certainly above average in just about everything he did.
    • Such responsibility and stewardship seems to characterize these and all the other projects in this year's honor roll.

Verbos con partícula

roll back

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
1 (push back)
hacer retroceder
2 (US) (reduce)

roll by

roll on 1

roll down

verb + adverb + object, verb + object + adverb
(blinds/car window)

roll in

verb + adverb
1 (arrive in large quantities)
llegar en grandes cantidades
offers have been rolling in
nos ( or les etc. ) han llovido ofertas
2 (arrive late) he rolled in at eleven
apareció a las once

roll on

verb + adverb
1 (pass)
2 (arrive) [colloquial]roll on vacation time!
¡que lleguen pronto las vacaciones!

roll out

1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
(new product/system)
2verb + adverb (US) [colloquial]
levantarse (de la cama)

roll over

verb + adverb + object, verb + object + adverb
see alsoroll 2 1 2

roll up

1verb + adverb (arrive) [colloquial] they finally rolled up, late as usual
finalmente aparecieron, tarde como de costumbre
roll up, roll up! (British)
¡acérquense y miren!
see alsoroll 2 2
2verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object (British)
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