Spanish translation of “roll”
roll noun /rəul/
› anything flat (eg a piece of paper, a carpet) rolled into the shape of a tube, wound round a tube etc
a roll of kitchen foil a toilet roll. › a small piece of baked bread dough, used eg for sandwiches
a cheese roll. › an act of rolling
acción de revolcarse/rodar
Our dog loves a roll on the grass. › a ship’s action of rocking from side to side
She said that the roll of the ship made her feel ill. › a long low sound
the roll of thunder. › a thick mass of flesh
I’d like to get rid of these rolls of fat round my waist. › a series of quick beats (on a drum).
roller noun › any of a number of tube-shaped objects, or machines fitted with one or more such objects, for flattening, crushing, printing etc
a garden roller a road-roller. › a small tube-shaped object on which hair is wound to curl it
Her hair was in rollers. › a small solid wheel or cylinder on which something can be rolled along.
› a long large wave on the sea.
rolling adjective › (of a landscape) having low hills and shallow valleys, without steep slopes
the rolling hills of Tuscany. roller coaster noun › a track at a fairground or amusement park that goes up and down very steep slopes and which people ride on in small carriages for fun and excitement
The girls wanted to have a go on the roller coaster. › a situation in which there are often big and sudden changes
Locura / Montaña Rusa
an emotional rollercoaster. roller-skate noun › a skate with wheels instead of a blade
patín sobre ruedas
a pair of roller-skates. rolling-pin noun › a usually wooden roller for flattening out dough.
rodillo (de amasar)
roll in phrasal verb › to come in or be got in large numbers or amounts
entrar a raudales, llegar en abundancia
I’d like to own a chain store and watch the money rolling in. roll up phrasal verb › to form into a roll
Let’s roll up the carpet He rolled up his sleeves. › to arrive
John rolled up ten minutes late. › (especially shouted to a crowd at a fair etc) to come near
Roll up! Roll up! Come and see the bearded lady!