Translation of "roll" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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rollverb

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

(使)翻滾;(使)滾動
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

滾動;滾移;飄移
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.

(船或飛機因為風或浪而)搖晃,搖擺

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

(機器)運轉,啓動,開動
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.

(表示認為某人或某事很愚蠢)翻(白眼),向上翻動(眼球)
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。

More examples

  • You roll the dice and whoever gets the highest score goes first.
  • An apple rolled out of the bag.
  • He rolled the ball back to the goalkeeper.
  • How do we decide who rolls first?
  • The ship was rolling violently from side to side.

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

(使)捲;(使)繞;裹;滾搓
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

捲(煙)

[ I or T, + adv/prep ] to fold over a piece of clothing or material to make it shorter

(被)捲起
We rolled back the carpet to see the floorboards. 我們把地毯捲了起來查看地板。

More examples

  • He rolled a cigarette while he was waiting.
  • You should roll your sleeves up if you don't want them to get dirty.
  • By rolling up his sleeping bag he was able to fit it into his rucksack.
  • Roll the mixture in your hands and then dip it into the batter.
  • She rolled up the newspaper and used it to swat the fly.

roll verb (SMOOTH)

[ T ] to make something smooth and flat

擀平;碾平;滾平
[ + 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

發出持續而低沉的聲音,隆隆作響,轟轟響
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.

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

rollnoun

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

一捲;筒形物;捲軸
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.

(人或動物身上由於肥胖而突起的)贅肉,肥肉
The dog had rolls of fat along its neck. 這條狗脖子上有一圈圈的贅肉。

More examples

  • a roll of film
  • loo roll
  • a roll of Sellotape
  • a roll of wallpaper
  • a roll of clingfilm

roll noun (BREAD)

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

麵包捲;小圓麵包
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

名單;花名冊;登記表
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.

點名
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

滾動;打滾;翻滾
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.

(船或飛機的)左右搖晃,搖擺

roll noun (SOUND)

[ C usually singular ] a continuous repeated deep sound

發出持續而低沈的聲音,隆隆作響,轟轟響
a drum roll 一陣鼓聲
a deafening roll of thunder 一陣震耳欲聾的雷聲

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