Meaning of “roll” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb us uk /rəʊl/
Extra Examples
Divide the dough in half and roll it out into two circles.The coin rolled underneath the fridge.She knocked the bottle over and it rolled across the table.The mechanic rolled the tyre over to the side of the car.The children were rolling around on the floor.
roll (sth) across/around/over, etc

B2 to move somewhere by turning in a circular direction, or to make something move this way:

The ball rolled through the goalkeeper's legs.
She rolled over onto her side.
roll down/in/off, etc

B2 to move somewhere smoothly:

Tears rolled down her face.
His car started rolling down the drive.

B2 [ T ] to turn something around itself to make the shape of a ball or tube:

to roll a cigarette
roll your eyes

to move your eyes so that they are looking up, usually to show surprise or disapproval

(Definition of “roll verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)