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roll British & World English

Move in a particular direction by turning over and over on an axis

roll English Thesaurus

the empty bottle rolled down the pavement

roll in British & World English

Be received in large amounts

roll on British & World English

Used to indicate that one wants a particular time or event to come quickly

roll-on British & World English

Denoting a deodorant or cosmetic applied by means of a rotating ball in the neck of the container

roll-up British & World English

A hand-rolled cigarette

bog roll British & World English

A roll of toilet paper

drum roll British & World English

A rapid succession of beats sounded on a drum, often used to introduce an announcement or event

egg roll British & World English

A Chinese-style snack similar to a spring roll, consisting of diced meat or prawns and shredded vegetables wrapped in a dough made with egg and deep-fried

leaf roll British & World English

A virus disease of potatoes marked by upward curling of the leaves

loo roll British & World English

A roll of toilet paper

mid-roll British & World English

An online video advertisement which plays in the middle of a video that has been selected for viewing

pipe roll British & World English

The annual records of the British Exchequer from the 12th to the 19th century

post-roll British & World English

An online video advertisement that plays at the end of a video that has been selected for viewing

pre-roll British & World English

An online video advertisement that plays before the start of a video that has been selected for viewing

rag-roll British & World English

Create a striped or marbled effect on (a surface) by painting it with a rag crumpled up into a roll

rent roll British & World English

A register of a landlord’s lands and buildings with the rents due from them

roll bar British & World English

A metal bar running up the sides and across the top of a vehicle, especially one used in motor sport, strengthening its frame and protecting the occupants if the vehicle overturns

roll cage British & World English

A framework of reinforcements protecting a car’s passenger cabin in the event that it should roll on to its roof

roll call British & World English

The process of calling out a list of names to establish who is present

roll cast British & World English

A cast in which the angler does not throw the line backwards

roll feed British & World English

A feed mechanism supplying material in sheet form, e.g. paper, by means of rollers

roll film British & World English

Photographic film with a protective lightproof backing paper wound on to a spool

roll-neck British & World English

A high loosely turned-over collar

roll-off British & World English

The smooth fall of response to zero at either end of the frequency range of a piece of audio equipment

roll-out British & World English

The unveiling of a new aircraft or spacecraft

snap roll British & World English

A manoeuvre in which an aircraft makes a single quick revolution about its longitudinal axis while flying horizontally

barrel roll British & World English

An aerobatic manoeuvre in which an aircraft follows a single turn of a spiral while rolling once about its longitudinal axis

bridge roll British & World English

A small, soft bread roll with a long, thin shape

court roll British & World English

The record kept by a manorial court of rent paid and property held by tenants

dandy roll British & World English

A roller which is used to solidify partly formed paper during its manufacture, and to impress the water mark

death roll British & World English

Old-fashioned term for death toll.

Eskimo roll British & World English

A complete rollover in canoeing, from upright to capsized to upright

flick roll British & World English

Another term for snap roll.

French roll British & World English

A woman’s hairstyle in which the hair is tucked into a vertical roll down the back of the head

muster roll British & World English

An official list of officers and men in a military unit or ship’s company

Patent Roll British & World English

(In the UK) a parchment roll listing the patents issued in a particular year

piano roll British & World English

A roll of perforated paper which controls the movement of the keys in a pianola or similar instrument, so producing a particular melody

on a roll British & World English

Experiencing a prolonged spell of success or good luck

spring roll British & World English

A Chinese snack consisting of a pancake filled with vegetables and sometimes meat, rolled into a cylinder and deep-fried

Swiss roll British & World English

A cylindrical cake with a spiral cross section, made from a flat sponge cake spread with a filling such as jam and rolled up

toilet roll British & World English

A roll of toilet paper

backward roll British & World English

A gymnastic exercise in which a person tucks their head down and rolls their body in a backward circle on the floor

blanket roll British & World English

A soldier’s blanket and kit made into a roll for use on active service

cabbage roll British & World English

A boiled cabbage leaf that is formed into a roll with a stuffing of rice and minced meat and then baked

forward roll British & World English

A gymnastic exercise in which a person tucks their head down and rolls their body in a forward circle on the floor

sausage roll British & World English

A piece of sausage meat wrapped in pastry and baked


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