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English definition of “roll”

roll

verb (MOVE)    /rəʊl/ US  /roʊl/
B2 [I or T, usually + adv/prep] to (cause something to) move somewhere by turning over and over or from side to side: The vase rolled off the edge of the table and smashed. The dog rolled over onto its back. I rolled the wheel along the side of the road back to the car.Revolving, rotating and spinning B2 [I or T, usually + adv/prep] to move somewhere easily and without sudden movements: A tear rolled down his cheek. A wave of cigarette smoke rolled towards me. The piano's on wheels, so we can roll it into the room.Advancing and moving forward [I] If an aircraft or a ship rolls, it leans to one side and then to the other because of the wind or waves.AviationTravelling by aircraftMovement through the airSailing and boatingSlanting, sloping, leaning, tilting [I] If a machine is rolling, it is operating: Just as the television cameras started rolling, it began to pour down with rain.FunctioningPerforming a function C2 [T] If you roll your eyes, you move them so that you are looking up, to show that you consider someone or something stupid or silly: When he suggested they should buy a new car, she rolled her eyes in disbelief.Grimacing and frowning
(Definition of roll verb (MOVE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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