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  • 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

  • A provocative French tribute sees the King of rock 'n' roll as an icon of rebellion against the conservative, McCarthyite order of his era.
  • Telling a Chinese person that Asia's best spring rolls are in fact Vietnamese and never deep fried is a bit like informing a Canadian that real hockey is a game conducted on grass .
  • The nation's elders fumed, fretted, legislated and pontificated last week over the socking syncopations of "rock 'n' roll" (PTI, June 18).
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  • Barack Obama in 코리아타임즈
    With old friends and former foes, we will work tirelessly to lessen the nuclear threat, and roll back the specter of a warming planet,Obama said.
  • John Lennon in Nigerian Tribune
    This is a tragic example of the violence we keep facing at our common border as President (Felipe) Calderon continues to roll back transnational organized crime, and underscores the need for both our countries to keep working as full partners to... Arturo Sarukhan http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arturo_Sarukh%C3%A1n&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNHUvGrN39f0W7NK5M7C3To169TWdg Washington Post http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/25/AR2009072500298.html&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNGr_0adKIlU9WpqJ4lRtbY3qWeArA Jul 25, 2009 84514 112469 roll Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink...... I don't know what will go first, rock 'n' roll or Christianity. We (The Beatles) are more popular than Jesus now. Jesus was all right, but his disciples were thick and ordinary. It's them...

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