Translation of "roll" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


verb (TURN OVER) 翻转 uk us /rəʊl/ US  /roʊl/

[ T usually + adv/prep ] to (cause something to) turn over onto itself to form a cylinder or a sphere

He rolled the clay into a ball in his hands. 他把黏土用手搓成一个球。
As I got closer, the hedgehog rolled itself (up) into a ball. 我靠近时,刺猬缩成了一个球。

[ T ] to make a cigarette by wrapping a piece of paper around some tobacco


[ I or T, + adv/prep ] to fold over a piece of clothing or material to make it shorter

We rolled back the carpet to see the floorboards. 我们把地毯卷了起来查看地板。

(Translation of “roll verb (TURN OVER)” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)