Meaning of “roll by” in the English Dictionary

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"roll by" in British English

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roll by

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phrasal verb with roll uk /rəʊl/ us /roʊl/ verb

If an amount of time rolls by, it passes:

The years rolled by, and I didn't see her again until she was married with two children.

(Definition of “roll by” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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