Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Open or cause to open out from a rolled-up state:[no object] ‘the blanket unrolled as he tugged it’[with object] ‘two carpets had been unrolled’
spread out, unfolded, unfurled, unrolled, straightened outView synonyms
- ‘Ataren said nothing but got to work on opening and unrolling the old scroll.’
- ‘The grey carpet unrolled quite easily, which suggested that this was done before.’
- ‘We had unrolled the unfinished version of the map and adjusted our helmet lights to shine on its laminated surface.’
- ‘They unroll the red carpet at just about every opportunity.’
- ‘Caesar untied the carpet and unrolled it slowly.’
- ‘He unrolled my socks and opened my camera and even took the top off my toothpaste and gave it a squeeze.’
- ‘At the end of their first day of trekking, they unrolled their blankets on a side pad.’
- ‘Extending a network is rarely a matter of simply unrolling a length of cable, especially when a distance of miles must be traversed.’
- ‘We unrolled our sleeping bags on the floor and stretched out.’
- ‘Yelina's eyes widened when she spotted the drum kits, which stood side-by-side on the carpet Jack had unrolled to cover the concrete floor.’
- ‘I picked a random spot in the TV room and unrolled my sleeping bag.’
- ‘It must be carried from its transport, unfolded, unrolled, spread out, without any wrinkles, and then inflated with a massive fan.’
- ‘Tyler set down the basket and unrolled the blanket, intent on setting things up himself.’
- ‘Adam unrolled his sleeve and opened the box to show Daniel.’
- ‘The newspaper fell open easily, unrolling the front page to her view.’
- ‘We immediately unrolled our sleeping bags and threw them on the bed.’
- ‘She unrolled her quilt and blanket onto the sofa.’
- ‘The brothers ended their conversation and unrolled their blankets and laid their heads in their saddles.’
- ‘But in most parts of it, the red carpet so eagerly unrolled for me is swiftly jerked out from under his feet.’
- ‘A couple of the others went to the bookshelves and retrieved several books and a couple of cylindrical scrolls they opened to unroll A2 sized parchments.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.