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Definition of “roll” - Learner’s Dictionary

roll

noun [C]     /rəʊl/
ROUND OBJECT B2 something that has been turned around itself into a round shape like a tube: a roll of film a roll of toilet paperRevolving, rotating and spinning
BREAD B1 a small loaf of bread for one person: Would you like a roll and butter with your soup?Bread
LIST a list of names: the electoral roll Official documentsLists and cataloguesSchedules and agendas
SOUND a long, deep sound: a roll of thunder a drum roll Sounds made by objects, movement or impactTechnical music terms
be on a roll informal to be having a successful period: We were on a roll, winning our fourth game in a row. →  See also rock 'n' roll , toilet roll Successful (things or people)
(Definition of roll noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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