Translation of "roll" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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uk /rəʊl/ us /roʊl/

roll verb (MOVE)

B2 [ I or T, usually + adv/prep ] to (cause something to) move somewhere by turning over and over or from side to side

The vase rolled off the edge of the table and smashed. 花瓶從桌邊滾落下來摔得粉碎。
The dog rolled over onto its back. 那隻狗翻了個身四爪朝天躺著。
I rolled the wheel along the side of the road back to the car. 我沿路邊把車輪滾回到汽車旁。

B2 [ I or T, usually + adv/prep ] to move somewhere easily and without sudden movements

A tear rolled down his cheek. 一滴淚水順著他的臉頰滾下。
A wave of cigarette smoke rolled towards me. 有人在抽煙,一團煙霧向我這邊飄來。
The piano's on wheels, so we can roll it into the room. 鋼琴裝有輪子,所以我們可以把它推進屋裡來。

[ I ] If an aircraft or a ship rolls, it leans to one side and then to the other because of the wind or waves.


[ I ] If a machine is rolling, it is operating.

Just as the television cameras started rolling, it began to pour down with rain. 正當電視攝像機啓動拍攝時,突然下起了瓢潑大雨。

C2 [ T ] If you roll your eyes, you move them so that you are looking up, to show that you consider someone or something stupid or silly.

When he suggested they should buy a new car, she rolled her eyes in disbelief. 他建議說他們應該買輛新車,聽到這個,她翻了翻白眼,一副不相信自己耳朵的樣子。

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roll verb (TURN OVER)

B1 [ T usually + adv/prep ] to (cause something to) turn over onto itself to form the shape of a ball or a tube

He rolled the clay into a ball in his hands. 他把黏土用手搓成一個球。
As I got closer, the hedgehog rolled itself (up) into a ball. 我靠近時,刺蝟縮成了一個球。

[ 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. 我們把地毯捲了起來查看地板。

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roll verb (SMOOTH)

[ T ] to make something smooth and flat

[ + obj + adj ] She borrowed a garden roller to roll the grass flat. 她借了一台園圃滾壓器來把草地軋平。
When you have rolled (out) the pastry, place it in a pie dish. 把餡餅皮擀好後放入餡餅盤子裡。

roll verb (SOUND)

[ I ] to make a continuous, repeated, deep sound

The drums rolled as the acrobat walked along the tightrope. 在咚咚鼓聲的伴奏下,雜技演員在鋼絲上行走。

[ T ] If you roll your r's, you pronounce them with your tongue moving quickly and repeatedly against the top of the mouth.

When you speak Spanish you roll your r's. 義大利人發r時帶有舌尖顫音。


uk /rəʊl/ us /roʊl/

roll noun (TUBE)

B2 [ C ] a piece of film, paper, or cloth that is rolled into the shape of a tube

a roll of carpet 一捲地毯
a toilet roll (= a roll of toilet paper) 一捲衛生紙

[ C ] If a person or animal has rolls of fat on their body, he, she, or it is very fat.

The dog had rolls of fat along its neck. 這條狗脖子上有一圈圈的贅肉。

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roll noun (BREAD)

B1 [ C ] also bread roll a small loaf of bread for one person

Would you like a roll and butter with your soup? 要不要來份奶油麵包捲配你的湯?
UK I bought a cheese/ham/tuna roll (= a sandwich made with a roll) for lunch. 我午飯買了一個起司麵包捲吃。

roll noun (LIST)

[ C ] an official list of names

Is your name on the electoral roll (= the list of people who can vote)? 你的名字在選民冊上嗎?
take/call the roll mainly US

If you take/call the roll, you read aloud the names of all the people on the list to make certain that they are present.

The teacher called the roll to see if any students were absent. 老師點名看是否有學生缺席。

roll noun (MOVEMENT)

[ C ] an act of rolling on the ground

The dog went for a roll in the grass. 狗跑到草叢裡打了個滾。
a roll in the hay humorous

sexual activity that is quick and enjoyable and does not involve serious feelings

苟合;野合(a roll in the hay 是指「在乾草上打滾」;暗示快速的、令人愉快的性行為,不涉及認真的感情)
I wouldn't sacrifice my marriage for a roll in the hay with a waitress. 我絕不會為了在一個女侍者身上找刺激而犧牲了我的婚姻。

[ U ] The roll of a ship or aircraft is its movement from side to side in the water or air.


roll noun (SOUND)

[ C usually singular ] a continuous repeated deep sound

a drum roll 一陣鼓聲
a deafening roll of thunder 一陣震耳欲聾的雷聲


(Translation of “roll” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)