Translation of roll in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 (rotate)(ball/barrel)to roll downhill
rodarrodar cuesta abajothe bottle was rolling around inside the cratela botella rodaba dentro del cajónthe bag split and the oranges rolled outla bolsa se rompió y las naranjas salieron rodandoExample sentences1.2 (turn over) the car rolled over three times
el coche dio tres vueltas de campanaroll (over) onto your stomach/backponte boca abajo/boca arribawe rolled over and over in the sand
- 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.
date la vuelta or (Southern Cone) date vueltanos revolcamos en la arenathey all rolled around laughingtodos se revolcaron de risato be rolling in money o in it [colloquial]estar forrado (de oro) [colloquial]1.3 (sway)
estar podrido en plata (South America) [colloquial], estar podrido de dinero (Spain) [colloquial](ship/car/plane)
- 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 bymiró como pasaban los camiones, uno detrás del otrothe car began to roll down the hillel coche empezó a deslizarse cuesta abajotanks rolled into the capital at dawnlos tanques entraron en la capital al amanecertears rolled down his cheekslas lágrimas le corrían por las mejillashuge waves came rolling inllegaban unas olas enormesthe engines roll off the production line at a rate of 20 a weekproducen or fabrican 20 motores por semanahis name doesn't roll off the tonguesu nombre es difícil de pronunciarthe phrase rolls off the tonguela frase es musical y fluida2.2 (extend) the hills roll away into the distancelas colinas se pierden en el infinito
- 3 (begin operating)(camera)
empezar a rodar(press)everything's ready to roll [colloquial]
ponerse en funcionamientoya está todo listolet the good times roll!¡que vengan los buenos tiempos!Example sentences
- 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)(drum)
- 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.
- 1 1.1(ball/barrel)
hacer rodar(dice)I'll roll you for it (American English)
tirarvamos a echarlo a los dadosyou need to roll a fourtienes que sacar un cuatro1.2 (turn over) the nurse rolled me over onto my sidela enfermera me puso de costado or de lado1.3to roll one's eyesExample sentences
- 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.
- 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.
- 2(cigarette)the hedgehog rolled itself into a ball
liarel erizo se hizo un ovillo or una bolaa circus, museum and craft fair all rolled into oneun circo, un museo y una feria de artesanía, todo en unothe architect rolled the plans out on the tableel arquitecto desenrolló los planos sobre la mesashe rolled up her sleevesse arremangóI rolled up the rugenrollé la alfombra
- 3 (flatten)(lawn)
pasarle el rodillo a(dough/pastry)
- 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'shacer vibrar las erresExample sentences
- 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]5.2
tirarse [slang](American English) (rob)they rolled him for everything he had
asaltarle robaron todo lo que teníaExample sentences
- 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.
- 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.
- 1 (Cookery)(bread) rollpancito (masculine) or (Spain) panecillo (masculine) or (Mexico) bolillo (masculine)Example sentences
- Casual classics such as fried clams, fish and chips and lobster rolls are transformed into elegant fare.
- The processing plant now produces several types of dough and bread products, including its latest addition: a frozen cinnamon roll that can be microwaved.
- The little bistro offers excellent breakfasts of fluffy scrambled eggs, warm cinnamon rolls, and frothy lattes.
- 2(of paper, wire, fabric)
rollo (masculine)(of banknotes)a roll of film
fajo (masculine)un rollo or un carrete (de fotos)a roll of hundred-dollar bills
una películaun fajo de billetes de cien dólaresrolls of fatrollos (masculine plural)(around waist)
rollos (masculine plural)
michelines (masculine plural) [colloquial]
llantas (feminine plural) (Latin America) [colloquial]Example sentences
- 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.
- 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) 3.2 (turning over)Example sentences3.3 (frolic) the dogs ran off for a roll in the dry leaves
los perros salieron corriendo a retozar entre las hojas secasa roll in the hay [colloquial] [euphemistic]un revolcón [colloquial] [euphemistic]Example sentences
- 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.
- 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.
- 4(sound — of drum)
redoble (masculine)(— of thunder)
retumbo (masculine)Example sentences
- 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.
- 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 rollel padrón (Latin America) or (Spain) el censo or (Chile) (Venezuela) el registro or (Colombia) la planilla electoralthey have 700 on rolltienen 700 alumnos inscritosto call the rollpasar listato strike somebody off the roll(excluir a alguien de la lista de profesionales habilitados para ejercer)honor roll o (British English) roll of honour(Military)
lista (feminine) de honor(Sch, Univ)
cuadro (masculine) de honorExample sentences
- 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.
- 1.1 (push back)
- → roll on 1
- 1.1 (arrive in large quantities)
- 1.1 (pass)
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
- 1verb + adverb (arrive) [colloquial] they finally rolled up, late as usual
llegar en grandes cantidadesoffers have been rolling in
nos ( or les etc) han llovido ofertas1.2 (arrive late) he rolled in at eleven
apareció a las once
(time/months)1.2 (arrive) [colloquial]roll on vacation time!
¡que lleguen pronto las vacaciones!
(dough/pastry)2verb + adverb
(American English) [colloquial]
levantarse (de la cama)
levantarse (de la cama)
(debt/loan/repayments)see also → roll 2 1 2
finalmente aparecieron, tarde como de costumbreroll up, roll up! (British English)
¡acérquense y miren!see also → roll 2 2 2verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object (British English)
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