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      n   a Chinese-American dish consisting of egg dough filled with a minced mixture of pork, bamboo shoots, onions, etc., and browned in deep fat  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
1    to move or cause to move along by turning over and over  
2    to move or cause to move along on wheels or rollers  
3    to flow or cause to flow onwards in an undulating movement  
billows of smoke rolled over the ground     
4    intr   to extend in undulations  
the hills roll down to the sea     
5    intr; usually foll by: around   to move or occur in cycles  
6    intr   (of a planet, the moon, etc.) to revolve in an orbit  
7    intr; foll by: on, by etc   to pass or elapse  
the years roll by     
8    to rotate or cause to rotate wholly or partially  
to roll one's eyes     
9    to curl, cause to curl, or admit of being curled, so as to form a ball, tube, or cylinder; coil  
10    to make or form by shaping into a ball, tube, or cylinder  
to roll a cigarette     
11    often foll by: out   to spread or cause to spread out flat or smooth under or as if under a roller  
to roll the lawn, to roll pastry     
12    to emit, produce, or utter with a deep prolonged reverberating sound  
the thunder rolled continuously     
13    to trill or cause to be trilled  
to roll one's r's     
14    intr   (of a vessel, aircraft, rocket, etc.) to turn from side to side around the longitudinal axis  
   Compare       pitch   1       11       yaw       1  
15    to cause (an aircraft) to execute a roll or (of an aircraft) to execute a roll (sense 40)  
16    intr   to walk with a swaying gait, as when drunk; sway  
17    intr; often foll by: over   (of an animal, esp. a dog) to lie on its back and wriggle while kicking its legs in the air, without moving along  
18    intr   to wallow or envelop oneself (in)  
19    tr   to apply ink to (type, etc.) with a roller or rollers  
20    to throw (dice)  
21    intr   to operate or begin to operate  
the presses rolled     
22    intr  
Informal   to make progress; move or go ahead  
let the good times roll     
23    tr  
Informal     (chiefly U.S. and N.Z.)   to rob (a helpless person, such as someone drunk or asleep)  
24    tr  
Slang   to have sexual intercourse or foreplay with (a person)  
25    start or set the ball rolling   to open or initiate (an action, discussion, movement, etc.)  
26    the act or an instance of rolling  
27    anything rolled up in a cylindrical form  
a roll of newspaper     
28    an official list or register, esp. of names  
an electoral roll     
29    a rounded mass  
rolls of flesh     
30    a strip of material, esp. leather, fitted with pockets or pouches for holding tools, toilet articles, needles and thread, etc.  
31    a cylinder used to flatten something; roller  
32    a small loaf of bread for one person: eaten plain, with butter, or as a light meal when filled with meat, cheese, etc.  
33    a flat pastry or cake rolled up with a meat (sausage roll), jam (jam roll), or other filling  
   See also       swiss roll  
34    a swell, ripple, or undulation on a surface  
the roll of the hills     
35    a swaying, rolling, or unsteady movement or gait  
36    a deep prolonged reverberating sound  
the roll of thunder     
37    a rhythmic cadenced flow of words  
38    a trilling sound; trill  
39    a very rapid beating of the sticks on a drum  
40    a flight manoeuvre in which an aircraft makes one complete rotation about its longitudinal axis without loss of height or change in direction  
41    the angular displacement of a vessel, rocket, missile, etc., caused by rolling  
42    a throw of dice  
43    a bookbinder's tool having a brass wheel, used to impress a line or repeated pattern on the cover of a book  
44    Slang   an act of sexual intercourse or petting (esp. in the phrase a roll in the hay)  
45      (U.S.)  
slang   an amount of money, esp. a wad of paper money  
46    on a roll  
Slang   experiencing continued good luck or success  
47    strike off the roll(s)  
a    to expel from membership  
b    to debar (a solicitor) from practising, usually because of dishonesty,   (See also)        roll in       roll off       roll on       roll over       roll up  
     (C14 rollen, from Old French roler, from Latin rotulus a little wheel, from rota a wheel)  

anti-roll bar  
      n   a crosswise rubber-mounted bar in the suspension of a motor vehicle, which counteracts the movement downward on one side when cornering  
barrel roll  
1    a flight manoeuvre in which an aircraft rolls about its longitudinal axis while following a spiral course in line with the direction of flight  
2    intr   (of an aircraft) to perform a barrel roll  
bridge roll  
      n     (Brit)   a soft bread roll in a long thin shape  
     (C20: from bridge2 or perhaps bridge1)  
court roll  
      n     (History)   the register of land holdings, etc., of a manorial court  
dandy roll   , roller  
      n   a light roller used in the manufacture of certain papers to produce watermarks  
egg roll  
      n   a Chinese-American dish consisting of egg dough filled with a minced mixture of pork, bamboo shoots, onions, etc., and browned in deep fat  
forward roll  
      n   a gymnastic movement in which the body is turned heels over head with the back of the neck resting on the ground  
music roll  
      n   a roll of perforated paper for use in a mechanical instrument such as a player piano  
muster roll  
      n   a list of the officers and men in a regiment, ship's company, etc.  
piano roll  
      n   a perforated roll of paper actuating the playing mechanism of a Pianola,   (Also called)    music roll  
pipe roll  
      n     (History)   an annual record of the accounts of a sheriff or other minister of the crown kept at the British Exchequer from the 12th to the 19th centuries,   (Also called)    the Great Roll of the Exchequer  
     (C17: from pipe1 and roll; perhaps from documents being rolled into a pipe shape)  
1    a register of lands and buildings owned by a person, company, etc., showing the rent due and total amount received from each tenant  
2    the total income arising from rented property  
rock and roll   , rock'n'roll  
a    a type of pop music originating in the 1950s as a blend of rhythm and blues and country and western. It is generally based upon the twelve-bar blues, the first and third beats in each bar being heavily accented  
b    (as modifier)  
the rock-and-roll era     
2    dancing performed to such music, with exaggerated body movements stressing the beat  
3    intr   to perform this dance  
  rock and roller, rocknroller      n  
      n      a variant spelling of       rock and roll  
  rocknroller      n  
roll call  
1    the reading aloud of an official list of names, those present responding when their names are read out  
2    the time or signal for such a reading  
roll film  
      n   a length of photographic film backed with opaque paper and rolled on a spool  
roll in  
      vb   mainly intr  
1    adv   to arrive in abundance or in large numbers  
2    adv  
Informal   to arrive at one's destination  
3    prep  
Informal   to abound or luxuriate in (wealth, money, etc.)  
4    adv; also tr     (Hockey)   to return (the ball) to play after it has crossed the touchline  
roll off  
      vb   intr, adv     (Electronics)   to exhibit gradually reduced response at the upper or lower ends of the working frequency range  
roll of honour  
      n   a list of those who have died in war for their country, esp. those from a particular locality or organization  
roll on  
1      (Brit)   used to express the wish that an eagerly anticipated event or date will come quickly  
roll on Saturday     
2    (of a deodorant, lip gloss, etc.) dispensed by means of a revolving ball fitted into the neck of the container  
3    a woman's foundation garment, made of elasticized material and having no fastenings  
4    a liquid cosmetic, esp. a deodorant, packed in a container having an applicator consisting of a revolving ball  
      adj   denoting a cargo ship or ferry designed so that vehicles can be driven straight on and straight off  
roll out  
      vb   tr, adv  
1    to cause (pastry) to become flatter and thinner by pressure with a rolling pin  
2    to show (a new type of aircraft) to the public for the first time  
3    to launch (a new film, product, etc.) in a series of stages over an area, each stage involving an increased number of outlets  
4    a presentation to the public of a new aircraft, product, etc.; a launch  
roll over  
      vb   adv  
1    intr   to overturn  
2       See       roll       17  
3    tr   to allow (a loan, prize, etc.) to continue in force for a further period  
a    an instance of such continuance of a loan, prize, etc.  
b    (as modifier)  
a rollover jackpot     
roll-top desk  
      n   a desk having a slatted wooden panel that can be pulled down over the writing surface when not in use,   (Also called)    roll-top  
roll up  
      vb   adv  
1    to form or cause to form a cylindrical shape  
2    tr   to wrap (an object) round on itself or on an axis  
to roll up a map     
3    intr  
Informal   to arrive, esp. in a vehicle  
4      (Brit)  
informal   a cigarette made by hand from loose tobacco and cigarette paper  
5      (Austral)   (in the 19th century) a mass meeting of workers on an issue of common concern  
6      (Austral)   † † the attendance at any fixture  
they had a good roll-up     
Informal   a hand-rolled cigarette  
sausage roll  
      n     (Brit)   a roll of sausage meat in pastry  
snap roll  
      n   a manoeuvre in which an aircraft makes a fast roll  
spring roll  
      n   a Chinese dish consisting of a savoury mixture of vegetables and meat rolled up in a thin pancake and fried  
swiss roll  
      n   a sponge cake spread with jam, cream, or some other filling, and rolled up  
victory roll  
      n   a roll of an aircraft made by a pilot to announce or celebrate the shooting down of an enemy plane or other cause for celebration  
western roll  
      n   a technique in high-jumping in which the jumper executes a half-turn of the body to clear the bar  

English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  




1    elapse, flow, go past, go round, gyrate, pass, pivot, reel, revolve, rock, rotate, run, spin, swivel, trundle, turn, twirl, undulate, wheel, whirl  
2    bind, coil, curl, enfold, entwine, envelop, furl, swathe, twist, wind, wrap  
3    even, flatten, level, press, smooth, spread  
4    boom, drum, echo, grumble, resound, reverberate, roar, rumble, thunder  
5    billow, lurch, reel, rock, sway, swing, toss, tumble, wallow, welter  
6    lumber, lurch, reel, stagger, swagger, sway, waddle  
7    cycle, gyration, reel, revolution, rotation, run, spin, turn, twirl, undulation, wheel, whirl  
8    ball, bobbin, cylinder, reel, scroll, spool  
9    annals, catalogue, census, chronicle, directory, index, inventory, list, record, register, roster, schedule, scroll, table  
10    billowing, lurching, pitching, rocking, rolling, swell, tossing, undulation, wallowing, waves  
11    boom, drumming, growl, grumble, resonance, reverberation, roar, rumble, thunder  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
fleshy part of stone fruits (egg. peaches, plums)
regional term for flat white bread roll, other terms are bap, batch, cob
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