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roll

verb
 
 
/rəʊl/
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.Revolving, rotating and spinning
roll down/in/off, etc B2 to move somewhere smoothly: Tears rolled down her face. His car started rolling down the drive.General words for movement
B2 [T] to turn something around itself to make the shape of a ball or tube: to roll a cigaretteRevolving, rotating and spinningStraight, even and level
roll your eyes to move your eyes so that they are looking up, usually to show surprise or disapprovalGrimacing and frowning
→  See also set/start the ball rolling , be rolling in it , roll in , roll sth up , roll up
(Definition of roll verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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