Meaning of ROLL in English

ROLL

I. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a ball rolls

The ball just rolled past the hole.

a mist rolls in (= moves along to a place )

A mist began to roll in off the sea.

a Rolling Stones/Kylie Minogue etc fan

Mike has been a lifelong Kylie Minogue fan.

a rumble/roll of thunder (= one of a series of deep sounds )

We could hear the rumble of thunder growing louder.

bog roll

clouds move/roll

A narrow band of cloud has been moving across the country.

egg roll

forward roll

honor roll

jelly roll

kitchen roll

pitch and roll

the pitch and roll of the ship

rock 'n' roll

Elvis, the king of rock ‘n’ roll

rock and roll

roll a cigarette (= make your own cigarette using special paper )

It’s cheaper to roll your own cigarettes.

roll of honour

the roll of honour on the war memorial

roll up/down a window (= open or shut the window in a car )

Lucy rolled the window down and waved to him.

rolling countryside (= with hills )

a valley surrounded by rolling countryside

rolling pin

rolling stock

rolling/gentle hills (= hills with slopes that are not steep )

He loved the green rolling hills of Dorset.

sausage roll

spring roll

sweet roll

Swiss roll

tears run/roll/stream down sb’s face

Oliver laughed until tears ran down his face.

the fog rolls in (= it arrives from the mountains, the sea etc )

The fog rolled in from the ocean.

throw/roll the dice

It’s your turn to roll the dice.

thunder rumbles/rolls

Thunder rumbled in the distance.

toilet roll

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

along

In some of his experiments the rats were rolling along to get to the food in the goal-box.

For his part, Chief just rolled along .

Now and then a door slammed, sending metallic echoes rolling along the corridors.

On this the debate got into high gear and rolled along for two weeks.

Rivers only roll along to brighten up the landscape, and cattle graze only to give life to his drawings.

Express has been rolling along , delaying and canceling the construction of much-needed facilities.

The van was already rolling along the winding lane out of sight.

But can the economy roll along strongly enough to boost profits while not pushing interest rates higher?

around

Only this time, it was found rolling around in a dustbin.

Last season they were 3-10 by the time Thanksgiving rolled around , and they never recovered.

You rolled around , went blue and your eyes shot up into your head.

Add potatoes and roll around to cover all surfaces with butter.

We disappear into the darkness, where nobody can see that we're not rolling around the floor in paroxysms of ecstasy.

But when the election rolled around last Tuesday, gays and lesbians in large numbers stood by Clinton.

He eased inside Rosie with her pants still on, they rolled around each other like grotesques.

What am I doing out there rolling around and being thrown around and groping myself?

away

So, having rolled away the rock, he hit George Foreman on the head with it.

I shifted the transmission out of park and into drive, and let the car roll away from the curb.

Now when we meet the years roll away .

After a while she rolled away and lay on her back with her scratchy eyelids stretched open.

He had heard it drop off and roll away .

He was rolling away from her, rolling for ever down a steep hill.

Instinctively he tried to roll away and something to his right prevented him.

The truck rolled away , gravel snap crackle pop under the oversize tires.

back

Since 1979 there has been fresh emphasis on the need to roll back the frontiers of the state.

Pope had already removed his jacket and begun to roll back his sleeve.

A wide pancake shaped black cloth hat with a huge brim rolled back on one side adorned his dark hair.

Environmentalists say that Congress is trying to roll back clean-air and water laws and to dismantle the Endangered Species Act.

It comes at a time when the Reagan administration is rolling back the controls established by successive governments in the 1970s.

The second it ended, I would roll back over and spit up again.

down

Tears rolling down her face, she turned on the taps.

Sometimes when this is whispered in the ears of those near death, tears roll down their cheeks.

It was as tall and cold as a glacier rolling down a valley, crunching trees like matchsticks.

Under them and breathing evenly again, the anguish rolled down .

Tears were rolling down my cheeks.

It will be the one flying into Jacksonville with the windows rolled down .

Rumours of something new would send us rolling down the ever widening highways.

She was wearing a loose print dress and stockings that were rolled down below the knee.

forward

The Carrier rolled forward , without slowing, its massive tyres crushing the last of the barricade.

I rolled forward , hoping there would be a parking pad somewhere around the bend coming up.

He pushes the man away; the man flops on to his side, then rolls forward on to his face again, groaning.

The train rolled forward on its beams of steel.

A new attack on them was rolling forward behind him.

This would allow the construction teams to roll forward from the first stage due to open in November.

And there are ribbons to shake, stepping stones to hop between, forward rolls to master.

He landed headfirst in the corridor outside, rolling forward so that his heels chipped the wall opposite.

in

After that the plum parts began to roll in .

And the more I think about how nothing can be helped, the faster the fog rolls in .

I smelt the sour odour of sweaty robes and noticed a brazier of gleaming charcoal had been rolled in .

And, the sales keep rolling in .

So long as fees rolled in , all this seemed justifiable.

A lot of people on Wall Street are salivating at the prospect of having $ 150 billion a year rolling in .

But when the business started rolling in , there was less time for arguments.

The evidence just came rolling in .

off

Then, as the years rolled by, more bikes rolled off the edge or into the mountainside.

On the opposite bank, Luke rolled off her back and lay on the grass.

Answers rolled off her tongue with well. oiled ease.

Open windows receive the sea breeze rolling off the glistening sea.

It may even roll off the table.

Most have spent all their sentient life as paid-up devotees, and the glib phrases soon roll off the tongue.

on

Shannon rolled on to her back, staring through tear-glazed eyes at the ceiling.

The conversation paused, and then rolled on .

Then he hauled himself up over the Zodiac's port tube and rolled on to the floor slats.

The scandals just kept rolling on .

It rolled on to within eighty yards of the green, finishing on the left side of the fairway.

The days of death rolled on inexorably towards the ending of the year.

He rolled on top of her the second before it happened, spilling his seed on her leg and stomach.

out

Cool. Roll out pastry and line an 8in fluted flan ring.

Back in the cabin I mix the berries with sugar and lemon peel, then roll out the pie crusts.

Continue rolling out all the rounds, covering them with a damp cloth. 5.

The question is: Should we roll out the howitzer every time corruption appears?

Ringo Starr was rolled out for the encores and thrashed about enthusiastically enough.

Because both market-dominating companies will roll out the innovation, prices are expected to be competitive.

The waiters had filled her korma with man milk. Roll out the plank, Captain.

But, I tell you what, tears rolled out my eyes.

over

Relax the leg by bringing the knee close to the chest, then roll over and repeat on the other side.

Alice stole one long drink before rolling over in the boundless bed, fantasizing it as an endless beach of white cloud.

Repeat 15 times, then roll over and repeat on the other side.

I rolled over and the soreness in my stomach throbbed and spread.

Twenty-five feet down, Foo rolled over and saw an upside-down steam train puff by above him.

McMurphy whispered and rolled over to sleep.

Ronni felt her heart roll over and die at the sight of him.

Beethoven may be rolling over in his grave, but audiences love it.

round

He saw the old hedgehog rolling round among the windfalls early in the morning.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution expects to increase its circulation so much that its presses will roll round the clock.

Jenny's twenty-sixth birthday was rolling round and she was becoming bored - very bored.

These matter rolled round and round my brain, like a thunderstorm, like clothes in a tumble-drier.

up

I took off my jacket and rolled up my shirtsleeves.

Citizens rolled up their sleeves and went to work.

He rolls up a dollar bill, and stares at it as if deliberately recalling something.

A pickup came down the road and they rolled up their windows to keep the dust out.

Sister Marcus gave us the report with her sleeves rolled up .

The walls of his shack were bamboo mats that had been rolled up to the roof beam.

The danger, of course, lies in the fact that the deferred interest payments will be rolled up into the capital debt.

Some combined a fatigue shirt with black pajama trousers rolled up to the knees.

■ NOUN

ball

Celtic got the ball rolling with a goal from the impressive Nicholas after just 10 minutes.

But now the ball is rolling .

Hyperlink reference not valid., to start the ball rolling .

Her words started the ball rolling .

To determine how far the ball bounces roll the Artillery dice again and mark the spot where the ball comes to land.

That ball rolled to the wall full of so many possibilities.

Q, a sharp twentysomething, set the ball rolling by applying the lessons of club culture to literature.

A ball of white yarn rolls across the floor.

bed

She could roll over the bed and pick up the receiver.

I stripped, and we rolled around the bed .

At night, in our hotel, we practised how quickly we could roll out of our beds in case of an attack!

He kicked it in, threw himself on the floor and rolled under the bed .

Charles rolled out of bed and groped his way over to open it.

Lais rolled over in bed , still half-asleep, clutching the pillow close to her, afraid to open her eyes.

Sometimes, rolling over in bed reminded her, or reaching for something.

camera

As their cameras rolled , the film crew looked on anxiously while Crawford drove the Rolls up the ramp.

Of course I am scared, but when the camera is rolling all the people on the set are very quiet.

When the cameras roll and the playback begins, everyone smiles.

Not all the pranks end when the cameras stop rolling .

Elia Kazan kept the cameras rolling and caught it for posterity.

The roar of the crowd could be heard inside the courtroom, where cameras rolled and flashbulbs popped.

He took equal care, however briefly he knew the camera would be rolling .

She was supremely self-confident with the gift of being able to bubble whenever the camera was rolling .

car

What's more, this car will certainly not be the last hot road car development to roll out of the factory.

There will also be 15 double-ended locos derived from the streamlined power cars to haul conventional rolling stock.

I shifted the transmission out of park and into drive, and let the car roll away from the curb.

The car was rolling over and kicking its legs for her.

The apparatus included a car that kept rolling in circles, an enormous block of ice and taped Chopin piano music.

By investing in car transporter rolling stock the railway companies were able to offer the manufacturers a service economically beneficial to both.

I got into the car and tried to roll the window up.

carpet

Looked together, they rolled across the carpet .

She rolls it over the carpet by pushing it.

She rolled along the carpet , hampered by her long dressing-gown, and then arms like steel tentacles caught her again.

Under his bed was rolled a piece of carpet with a fringed edge, and among its creases Frankie kept his treasures.

Practically lies down and purrs ... Well it's nice to roll out the red carpet , isn't it?

cigarette

With a lifetime of practice behind him he rolled a passable cigarette in his fingers and lit it.

Dunne rolled another cigarette , running his tongue slowly along the glued edge of the brown paper.

He took off his shoes, climbed into a chair, rolled a cigarette and poured himself a coffee.

He began to hum a tune, dissociating himself, rolling a cigarette with easy movements.

And he rolled up a cigarette and he says, I want you to pray with me.

Odd-Knut rolled a thin cigarette and poured himself yet another coffee.

Dunne rolled another cigarette and lit it.

dice

If you roll a misfire when you roll the first dice the cannon has literally misfired and may explode.

But Dole had little choice but to roll the dice in a way that surprised even the most astute political observers.

Now roll the artillery dice again.

I envy them for getting to roll the dice .

Mark the point where the cannon ball strikes the ground and roll the Artillery dice to establish the bounce distance.

To determine how far the ball bounces roll the Artillery dice again and mark the spot where the ball comes to land.

To decide if the Goblin lands where you have aimed it roll both the scatter dice and the artillery dice.

dough

Learned how to combine the ingredients for pasta, to roll out the dough , and cut it.

Flour board and roll out dough .

On a lightly floured board, roll out dough into a 12-inch circle.

You may need to roll out dough slightly with a rolling pin.

If you try to roll it, the dough will break apart, Noury says.

Begin to roll out your dough , starting from the center and working to the outer edges of the dough.

Stop rolling when the dough is about 11 or 12 inches in diameter.

face

He pushes the man away; the man flops on to his side, then rolls forward on to his face again, groaning.

Soon she found tears rolling down her face .

Tears rolling down her face , she turned on the taps.

Suds were rolling down her face and were on her shoulders.

I sat in the front row of the balcony with tears rolling down my face and feeling nothing at all.

Marion was kneeling by the cradles, hugging her son, tears rolling down her face .

I blew over its mouth and nose to revive it even though my tears were rolling on to its face .

When the cleaners have gone home I trek through the rubber-tread corridors rolling on my faces like a marble ashtray.

floor

Then he hauled himself up over the Zodiac's port tube and rolled on to the floor slats.

He had jars of diet food rolling across the floor when he stopped or turned.

My orderly had to roll me on the floor .

The two men rolled around on the floor slugging each other and yelping and growling.

We disappear into the darkness, where nobody can see that we're not rolling around the floor in paroxysms of ecstasy.

A ball of white yarn rolls across the floor .

A shopping trolley pushed along and then released will roll across the floor , gradually slowing down until it comes to rest.

They roll grenades down floors of cinemas and blow up women and kids: does your heart bleed about that, Trevor?

head

Instead of jerking on the lead, he gave a mighty push to the bear's head and the man-animal rolled over backwards.

Some woman who bats him over the head with a rolling pin.

Sir Paul sympathises with Mr Meeks ... but says it's inevitable that heads will roll .

Noting the irony, Johnson just shook her head and rolled her eyes.

There might have been hands in the gutter and heads rolling about under the lamplight too.

There had been a ghastly failure of security, and heads had rolled .

The boy had a large olive head and very glassy rolling eyes.

hill

It is nestled into the verdant rolling hills some 25 kilometres north of Cape Coast still located on the Central Region.

Inside a yellow barn set in rolling green hills , 10 Sufis spin like synchronized tops across the wooden floor.

We rolled down the hill to the cemetery.

Pickup trucks were rolling down the hill to the cove from upland.

If rolled down a hill , the hollow-centred ball will reach the bottom quicker since it has a greater inertia.

Before the boat swung around Ezra caught sight of the truck rolling down the hill to the wharf.

The can rolled sideways down the hill and she scrabbled across the tent for it.

Outside the store, the rolling hills of New Hampshire were aflame in scarlet, yellow, orange and gold.

rock

The rock and roll global village.

Finished digging, hauling rocks , and rolling and cajoling them into place-last of north wall built.

On the verge of Connemara, we passed through a steep valley of rocks poised as if to roll down upon us.

Yet no one who knew the man disputes that Robey might well have knocked down the self-proclaimed king of rock &038; roll .

Only the tips of her tail-feathers were caught between the rocks as they rolled back together; and those were torn away.

This was more ambitious than mere rock &038; roll .

side

A trickle of sweat rolled down the side of Tom's face.

She and Patrick roll Bob to one side , and she strips and replaces the linens.

The girl had had her hands over her face and was rolling from side to side.

After she finally dropped into bed, she noticed that she had trouble moving her legs when she rolled to her side .

A wide pancake shaped black cloth hat with a huge brim rolled back on one side adorned his dark hair.

Heat oil to 375 degrees and add egg rolls , flap side down.

She rolled on to her side to let him pull down the zip of her dress.

sleeve

He had a grey walrus moustache and was wearing a collarless shirt with the sleeves rolled up.

He sequesters himself in a small working office, sleeves rolled up, tie off, reading mail, making overseas calls.

Sister Marcus gave us the report with her sleeves rolled up.

A large black man sat behind the front desk with his sleeves rolled up.

His sleeves were rolled almost to the shoulder and the right one bore the three gold chevrons denoting his rank.

If I roll my jacket sleeves , they will roll theirs.

The barman was a beefy guy with his sleeves rolled up and tattoos on his arms.

She was barefoot and wearing a man's shirt over jeans, the sleeves rolled back on her thin arms.

tear

Two tears rolled down his cheeks, followed by sniffs and heaves of the narrow chest.

When my sister was upset, she would cry and great piteous tears would roll from her eyes.

Hot, bitter tears rolled down her cheeks, and with them came back the noise of the street.

He smiled, sensing an odd happiness welling up in her, even though tears began to roll down her cheeks.

She did not observe a large tear rolling slowly down his cheek.

Soon she found tears rolling down her face.

I sat in the front row of the balcony with tears rolling down my face and feeling nothing at all.

The tears rolling off her chin on to her fingers, she sang louder; drowning out her other noises.

thunder

Lightning played across the front almost continually, and thunder rolled over the catamaran.

A little bit of thunder rolled through the evening sky, far off.

One hot late-summer evening as Virginia left Pack Meeting thunder began to roll across the sky.

In the distance, another thunder clap rolled , this one more muffled than its predecessors.

The thunder rolled away as Mr Beckenham stared, leaving the place eerily silent, and his heart still.

tongue

This committee compromise is unlikely to roll off anyone's tongue .

Answers rolled off her tongue with well. oiled ease.

Most have spent all their sentient life as paid-up devotees, and the glib phrases soon roll off the tongue .

She took a swig and rolled it around her tongue like mouthwash.

welfare

Hundreds of thousands end up on welfare rolls .

window

It will be the one flying into Jacksonville with the windows rolled down.

The sun was gone, but with the window rolled down I could feel the warm wind.

His windows were rolled down, so there was nothing to obstruct my direct view of this scene.

■ VERB

keep

Still liking it, still doing it, Gerry Marsden keeps rocking and rolling at the Apollo tonight.

It is important to keep the wheels rolling; rolling wheels have traction.

At what point does a state have a motive for keeping the smoking rolls up?

And, the sales keep rolling in.

I had the good sense to let go of the trumpet case and try and keep rolling out of range.

The apparatus included a car that kept rolling in circles, an enormous block of ice and taped Chopin piano music.

He kept it rolling and swerved off at the first exit on the right.

That passion is what keeps the missionary cycle rolling .

let

Shame they couldn't have lifted the pitch and let it roll in.

I shifted the transmission out of park and into drive, and let the car roll away from the curb.

He let them roll between his hands.

Get ready to let those good times roll .

Like the Mississippi, it just keeps rolling along. Let it roll.

Shrugging off rational assurances, Guy let the warning sensations roll over him.

Bring your knees back up to the centre and let them roll across your body over to your left side.

Don't let your feet roll inwards and keep your knees over the toes!

set

Ali MacGraw set the ball rolling with Love Story.

Inside a yellow barn set in rolling green hills, 10 Sufis spin like synchronized tops across the wooden floor.

A push from a simple starter will set them rolling , after which their tractive tyres will accelerate them automatically.

But with Nicklaus rumoured to be planning a quiet 1991, the Lee Trevino money-making machine looks set to roll on.

Now the good times are set to roll again.

Just waiting for some one to begin, to set the ball rolling .

Q, a sharp twentysomething, set the ball rolling by applying the lessons of club culture to literature.

start

So Meretz, whose head-on clash with Shas over education policy started this crisis rolling 11 months ago, had to go.

Her words started the ball rolling .

She started to roll up her sleeping-bag, then hesitated.

When he gets really impatient, his keeper says, he starts rolling his head around or making snuffling noises.

Hyperlink reference not valid., to start the ball rolling .

And pretty soon, the royal carriage wheels started rolling over the Little People.

The first section of netting was complete, so I asked Tam to start rolling out some barb.

When they start rolling , you resume turning.

stop

It was too late by this time to stop the presses rolling , and the first editions had already been despatched.

Smitty stopped rolling about five feet short of the edge.

When one rolled along the ground he picked it up and stood it on its end to stop it rolling.

Kaufman opened the game with a 57-yard gallop and never stopped rolling .

They put the catapult into position and placed wooden blocks in front of the wheels to stop it rolling into the sea.

Not all the pranks end when the cameras stop rolling .

Unless it is prodded and pulled by the government, what is to stop it rolling over into a more comfortable position?

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

come/roll/jerk/skid etc to a stop

A limousine carrying Harris and several other black passengers jerked to a stop .

An unshaven old man in a stained jacket comes to a stop beside us.

And moments later he comes to a stop .

As it came to a stop , it widened the frenzied cluster of moths surrounding the yellow platform light over his head.

He had given no sign of injury until we came to a stop .

It swerved wildly towards the wall, bounced over the pavement and came to a stop four feet from the concrete wall.

Once it has been consumed, the Darwinian machine comes to a stop .

When it jerked to a stop they were led out into a narrow carpeted passage.

heads will roll

I rather think heads will roll.

Sir Paul sympathises with Mr Meeks ... but says it's inevitable that heads will roll.

roll out the red carpet/give sb the red carpet treatment

set/start/keep the ball rolling

Ali MacGraw set the ball rolling with Love Story.

And laughter is infectious ... so a little bit of effort on the small screen could start the ball rolling.

Does that make a difference, or did he and others just start the ball rolling?

He will keep the ball rolling.

Her words started the ball rolling.

To start the ball rolling, the government was asked to contribute £1 million.

Volume 2 deals with general idioms e.g. keep the ball rolling, the proof of the pudding.

Wolves play a similar style, and at times one yearned for some one to set the ball rolling ... literally.

sth is the new rock 'n' roll

trip/roll off the tongue

A name which trips off the tongue .

Most have spent all their sentient life as paid-up devotees, and the glib phrases soon roll off the tongue .

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Roll the tortilla around the chicken and serve with salsa.

I'm trying to teach my dog to roll over.

One of the eggs rolled off the edge of the counter.

Punks on the streets would roll drunks for small change.

Quiet! The cameras are rolling!

Ralph rolled onto his stomach.

She rolled up the poster and put it in a cardboard tube.

Use a rolling pin to roll the dough into a 12-inch square.

We had so much fun rolling stones down into the river.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

But when electrical storms roll in, nothing is normal.

It pitched a yard short, bit viciously and rolled back down the green shelf at the front of the green.

Our driver rolled up his window and backed away, lightly tapping the front bumper of the car behind.

People were looking as they rolled past, observing my little moment of theater.

Still half concussed, Delaney rolled upright and staggered.

The burr of reform still rolled in the Garnock Valley.

The years may have rolled by, but the relationship between skis and soft snow has not changed.

II. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

electoral

If you are not on the electoral roll you may get turned down for credit.

They can not have their names on the electoral roll and, as a result, can not vote.

Voluntary patients can register on the electoral roll and can have postal votes.

Addresses don't have to be mentioned, they can easily be looked up in the electoral roll just from a name.

Hoyte had twice extended the parliamentary session in 1991, ostensibly in order to allow new electoral rolls to be drawn up.

Official funding would be made available for party political broadcasts and electoral rolls were to be updated.

An estimated 40,000 names on a revised electoral roll were reported to be suspect.

I am interested in whether the police national computer is linked with poll tax registers, electoral rolls and telephone numbers.

hot

She would always have two hot rolls in her bag.

■ NOUN

bread

Mountains of bread rolls surrounded the urn.

Cripps Christmas dinners were not noted for their decorum nor their sobriety and sooner or later the bread rolls began to fly.

Vern actually looked up from his last bite of bread roll as I came back in.

The chef makes tasty bread rolls and grows his own herbs.

call

A roll call of just some of our people who have achieved something special.

When the alphabetical roll call vote for speaker began, members dutifully voted for Gingrich or Gephardt until Rep.

Price was reading the roll call .

Throughout the hourlong roll call , Republicans looked grim.

Meanwhile, a roll call was being taken.

A stack of computer printouts is waiting, the road-kill roll call .

And the long roll call begins.

He made telephone calls to swing Congressmen right up to the roll call.

cheese

Sarah carried her cup of coffee and cheese roll back to her chosen table and settled to work.

She bit into her cheese roll .

And double trouble from a Double Gloucester.The cheese roll that caused chaos.

dice

If the dice roll is 2 or more the unit passes the test and may fight normally this turn.

If the dice roll is a 1 then the unit has been affected by Animosity.

Blows in combat also suffer a -1 on the dice roll to hit.

drum

And then, with a final drum roll , it was all over.

Mickey Dolenz, part of the 1960s band the Monkees, will lead the drum roll .

Next came a drum roll , followed by a wave and a thumbs-up sign from the newly-weds.

The pre-recorded drum roll sounds and the sequined curtain flies up.

One boy, a child, begins a steady drum roll .

Starting lineup for the two-time defending world champion Houston Rockets recently has been, drum roll , please....

Nothing obscures the outlines of an orchestral passage more than a drum roll on an unrelated note.

film

The press, in particular, printed sensational reports of the happenings at cinemas and concerts featuring rock and roll films and music.

I was using the very fast 12-shot per roll film which estate agents use to make houses look good in the rain.

honor

That semester, the student made the honor roll for the first time.

Personal: An honor roll student with a 3.57 grade-point average last marking period.

kitchen

I blot out unwanted runs, bleeds and blocks with highly textured kitchen roll .

Invisible man Dress you child's face in bandages or white kitchen roll with sunglasses, black shoes and gloves.

Next moment a large piece of kitchen roll had been shoved into her hand.

sausage

The meal then followed and all had their fill of sausage rolls and crisps, washed down with delicious barley water.

Dame Edna and sausage rolls come immediately to mind.

The customary toasts will be cheered with soft drinks which will wash down a modest buffet of sausage rolls and sandwiches.

Do you know what a sausage roll is?

She at once offered Joe a cup of hot morning Bovril and a warm sausage roll , if he'd like.

Not sausage rolls or cheesy biscuits or anything.

school

For example in June, the percentage of pupils absent in individual schools ranged from 0% to 44% of the school roll .

Pupils from ethnic minorities account for only 4 percent of the school roll .

Accident and school roll data have been analysed to identify those schools which have high casualty rates per head of school roll.

At that time, school rolls were still rising and the challenge was to ensure enough accommodation.

This approach would require improved provision of information from local government to the community and hence increased accessibility of school roll forecasts.

In summary there is a need for a unified approach to school roll forecasting based on demographic data augmented by local information.

This allocation requires information on the future demand for places in particular schools - school roll forecasts.

spring

Please try to see the film, Arquette tells the restaurant, with all the fibrous texture of a spring roll .

toilet

Not a piece of sticky-back plastic, a toilet roll or a Blue Peter badge in sight!

Also provide a cover for the pan, towel, toilet roll and tissues.

Her elder son's wife was a long-standing irritant, like an ill-perforated toilet roll .

One was made using a toilet roll .

Nathan gets and goes off in search of somewhere quiet, clutching a toilet roll and anxious anticipations.

I suggest that the present handicap system should be printed on a couple of toilet rolls and used accordingly!

But I see they opened a new toilet roll .

You are simply not supposed to clap, in the same way as you are not meant to throw toilet rolls .

voter

Lucie and Martin counties, voter rolls expanded by 9. 2 percent and 5. 6 percent, respectively.

Despite his well-publicized death, Natali can still vote, the voter rolls say.

Knock off the sludge everybody knows remains on the voter rolls , and that 72 percent pushes 90 percent.

welfare

They spend ever more on job training for welfare recipients, yet welfare rolls continue to grow.

This explains why even our most effective efforts to move people into jobs seem never to shrink the welfare rolls .

They would begin with ready and contemptuous agreement that they are not on the welfare rolls .

But the new statistics showed that welfare rolls dropped by 2. 76 million people in the past four years.

When her father started abusing her again, she was forced to leave and return to the welfare rolls .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

come/roll/jerk/skid etc to a stop

A limousine carrying Harris and several other black passengers jerked to a stop .

An unshaven old man in a stained jacket comes to a stop beside us.

And moments later he comes to a stop .

As it came to a stop , it widened the frenzied cluster of moths surrounding the yellow platform light over his head.

He had given no sign of injury until we came to a stop .

It swerved wildly towards the wall, bounced over the pavement and came to a stop four feet from the concrete wall.

Once it has been consumed, the Darwinian machine comes to a stop .

When it jerked to a stop they were led out into a narrow carpeted passage.

heads will roll

I rather think heads will roll.

Sir Paul sympathises with Mr Meeks ... but says it's inevitable that heads will roll.

let the good times roll

roll out the red carpet/give sb the red carpet treatment

sth is the new rock 'n' roll

trip/roll off the tongue

A name which trips off the tongue .

Most have spent all their sentient life as paid-up devotees, and the glib phrases soon roll off the tongue .

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a cinnamon roll

His name was not on the voters' roll .

Hot, fresh rolls were served throughout the meal.

The roll is called to see which members are present.

The school now has a roll of over 2,000 children.

You have another roll , don't you?

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Did I mention, I discovered a dozen rolls of the original wallpaper in a tin trunk in the attic?

Filled rolls with tea, coffee and soft drinks will be dispensed.

Hymns and more hymns, and how Bonnie Jean and I would look at one another and roll our eyes in complicity.

I tore the endpaper off a new roll of Tums.

Our nod went to the mushroom version, a perfect complement to the rolls.

The frequency and extent of the roll varies from day to day and from one set of conditions to another.

There are three basic ways in which a property owner can remove a building from the project-based Section 8 housing rolls.

When was the last time anybody saw hand towels or soap or a bog roll ?

Longman DOCE5 Extras English vocabulary.      Дополнительный английский словарь Longman DOCE5.