rollover vs roll over : Common Errors in English

About rollover vs roll over

A rollover used to be only a serious highway accident, but in the computer world this spelling has also been used to label a feature on a Web page which reacts in some way when you roll the ball inside a mouse or a trackball over it without having to click. It also became an adjective, as in “rollover feature.” However, when giving users instructions, the correct verb form is “roll over”—two words: “roll over the photo of our dog to see his name pop up.”Since most people now use either optical mice or trackpads the term “rollover” has become technically obsolete, but it persists.

rollover Meaning(s)

  • (n) the act of changing the institution that invests your pension plan without incurring a tax penalty

roll over Meaning(s)

  • (v) make a rolling motion or turn
  • (v) negociate to repay a loan at a later date for an additional fee
  • (v) re-invest (a previous investment) into a similar fund or security

rollover in News

  1. Rollover accident kills Kansas City man

    A Kansas City man was killed in a rollover accident early Saturday morning.
    on June 15, 2013 Source: The Kansas City Star

  2. Rollover crash

    A single car rollover crash on West Carroll Salem just west of Behlman occurred at about 12:30 p.m. Friday. Mid-County EMS and Portage Fire District firefighters responded to the scene. One person was transported to Magruder Hospital with minor injuries.
    on June 15, 2013 Source: Port Clinton News Herald

  3. Rollover on I-94 delays northbound traffic

    YORKVILLE -- A rollover accident on Interstate 94 temporarily delayed northbound traffic Friday morning, but only minor injuries were reported.
    on June 14, 2013 Source: The Journal Times

roll over in News

  1. Browse News

    Sat., June 15, 1 p.m. Roll over stars and click to rate.
    on June 15, 2013 Source: The North Coast Journal

  2. King James returns to regal best in search of second crown

    By Frank Pingue SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - LeBron James delivered on a promise to improve his play with a sterling performance in Game Four of the NBA Finals on Thursday, breathing new life into a Miami Heat team that two days ago looked ready to roll over. James, who said he needed to step up after one of the worst playoff displays of his career in Tuesday's crushing loss to the San Antonio Spurs ...
    on June 14, 2013 Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Art in the open in Gettysburg

    Rain clouds roll over Gettysburg as artist Julie Riker of Camp Hill works on an oil painting of the Gettysburg Train Station as part of the Gettysburg Festival's Plein Air Paint Out program.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Evening Sun

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