role vs roll :


  • n  the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group
    play its role
  • n  an actor's portrayal of someone in a play
  • n  what something is used for
  • n  normal or customary activity of a person in a particular social setting
    what is your role on the team?

  • n  rotary motion of an object around its own axis
  • n  a list of names
    his name was struck off the rolls
  • n  a long heavy sea wave as it advances towards the shore
  • n  photographic film rolled up inside a container to protect it from light
  • n  a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)
  • n  a roll of currency notes (often taken as the resources of a person or business etc.)
    he shot his roll on a bob-tailed nag
  • n  small rounded bread either plain or sweet
  • n  a deep prolonged sound (as of thunder or large bells)
  • n  the sound of a drum (especially a snare drum) beaten rapidly and continuously
  • n  a document that can be rolled up (as for storage)
  • n  anything rolled up in cylindrical form
  • n  the act of throwing dice
  • n  walking with a swaying gait
  • n  a flight maneuver; aircraft rotates about its longitudinal axis without changing direction or losing altitude
  • n  the act of rolling something (as the ball in bowling)
  • v  move by turning over or rotating
    The child rolled down the hill
  • v  move along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle
    The President's convoy rolled past the crowds
  • v  occur in soft rounded shapes
    The hills rolled past
  • v  flatten or spread with a roller
    roll out the paper
  • v  emit, produce, or utter with a deep prolonged reverberating sound
    The thunder rolled
    rolling drums
  • v  arrange or or coil around
    roll your hair around your finger
  • v  begin operating or running
    The cameras were rolling
    The presses are already rolling
  • v  shape by rolling
    roll a cigarette
  • v  execute a roll, in tumbling
    The gymnasts rolled and jumped
  • v  sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity
  • v  move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion
    the waves rolled towards the beach
  • v  move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
    They rolled from town to town
  • v  move, rock, or sway from side to side
    The ship rolled on the heavy seas
  • v  cause to move by turning over or in a circular manner of as if on an axis
    She rolled the ball
    They rolled their eyes at his words
  • v  pronounce with a roll, of the phoneme /r/
    She rolls her r's
  • v  boil vigorously
    The water rolled
  • v  take the shape of a roll or cylinder
    the carpet rolled out
    Yarn rolls well
  • v  show certain properties when being rolled
    The carpet rolls unevenly
    dried-out tobacco rolls badly
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