(MOVE) [verb] - to (cause to) move or move along by turning over and over or from side to sideThe vase rolled off the edge of the table and smashed. [I usually + adverb or preposition]The dog rolled over onto its back. [I usually + adverb or preposition]I rolled the wheel along the side of the road back to the car. [T usually + adverb or preposition]Roll is sometimes used to mean move as if turning over and over.A tear rolled down his cheek. [I usually + adverb or preposition]The truck rolled to a stop. [I usually + adverb or preposition]A wave of cigarette smoke rolled towards me. [I usually + adverb or preposition]The piano's on wheels, so we can roll it into the room. [T usually + adverb or preposition](figurative) The years rolled by (= The years passed) and I didn't see her again until she was married with two children. [I usually + adverb or preposition]If an aircraft or a ship rolls, it leans to one side and then to the other because of the wind or waves.If a machine is rolling, it is operating.Just as the television cameras started rolling, it began to pour down with rain.If you roll your eyes, you move them up and then round in a circle.If you roll your eyes when someone says or does something which you consider stupid or foolish, you move them around in a circle.When he suggested they should buy a new car, she rolled her eyes in disbelief.(dated) 'A rolling stone gathers no moss' means that a person who is always travelling and changing jobs has the advantage of having no responsibilities, but also has the disadvantage of having no permanent place to live.(informal) If money is rolling in, it is being received in large amounts.Once our business gets started, the money will be rolling in.(informal) If someone is rolling in it/rolling in money, they are extremely rich.If they can afford a yacht, they must be rolling in it.(informal) The comedian had the audience rolling in the aisles (= laughing uncontrollably).(UK and ANZ informal) If you say roll on something, you want it to happen sooner.Roll on the weekend!(informal) If you roll up somewhere, you arrive there.They rolled up at the party two hours late and rather drunk.(UK and ANZ) If someone says Roll up! Roll up!, they want you to come and look at something unusual or interesting.Roll up! Roll up! Come and see the amazing bearded lady!(US informal) If someone rolls with the punches, they are able to deal with a series of difficult situations.Even though things keep going wrong, she's able to roll with the punches.A roll-on is a small container with a moving ball at the top which is used for storing deodorant (= a chemical substance that prevents or hides unpleasant body smells).(UK and ANZ) A roll-on roll-off ship (informal ro-ro) is a ship built so that vehicles can drive on at one end and off at the other.Rolling stock is the engines and carriages that are used on a railway.
Meaning of ROLL in English
Cambridge English vocab. Кембриджский английский словарь. 2012