Synonyms of roll in English:

roll


See definition of roll

verb

1‘the empty bottle rolled down the pavement’

SYNONYMS

turn round and round, go round and round, turn over and over, spin, rotate

bowl

2‘waiters rolled in trolleys laden with food’

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wheel, push, trundle

3‘we rolled past endless rows of shacks’

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travel, go, move, pass, cruise, be carried, be conveyed, sweep

4‘the months rolled by’

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pass, go by, go past, slip by, slip past, slide by, slide past, sail by, sail past, glide by, glide past, fly by, fly past, elapse, wear on, steal by, steal past, march on

5‘tears were rolling down her cheeks’

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flow, run, course, stream, pour, spill, trickle

6‘mist rolled here and there in thick white clouds’

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billow, undulate, rise and fall, toss, tumble

literary welter

7‘he rolled his handkerchief into a ball’

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wind, coil, furl, fold, curl

twist

8‘roll out the pastry on a floured surface’

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flatten, level, smooth

even out

9‘they were rolling about with laughter’

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stagger, lurch, reel, sway, pitch, totter, teeter, wobble

10‘the ship began to roll’

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lurch, toss, rock, pitch, plunge, sway, reel, list, keel, wallow, labour, make heavy weather

11‘the sky had darkened and thunder rolled in the west’

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rumble, reverberate, echo, re-echo, resound, boom, peal, roar, grumble


noun

1‘a roll of wrapping paper’

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cylinder, tube, scroll

bolt

2‘a roll of film’

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reel, spool

3‘a thick roll of notes’

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wad, bundle

4‘a roll of the dice’

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throw, toss

turn, rotation, revolution, spin

5‘the roll of the ship’

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rocking, tossing, lurching, pitching, plunging, swaying

6‘the parish has just 100 people on its electoral roll’

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list, register, listing, directory, record, file, index, catalogue, inventory

census

7‘a roll of thunder’

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rumble, reverberation, echo, boom, thunder, thunderclap, clap, crack, roar, grumble

tattoo, rataplan


Phrases

    roll in

      1‘since the appeal, money has been rolling in’

      SYNONYMS

      pour in, flood in, flow in, stream in

      arrive by the truckload

      2‘he rolled in about 9.00’

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      arrive, turn up, appear, walk in, make in an appearance, put in an appearance, show one's face

      show up, pitch up, fetch up, roll up, blow in

      ANTONYMS

      leave

    rolling in it

      SYNONYMS

      rich, wealthy, affluent, moneyed, well off, well-to-do, prosperous, substantial, propertied

      in the money, loaded, stinking rich, filthy rich, well heeled, flush, made of money, quids in, worth a packet, worth a bundle, on easy street

      dated

      oofy

      ANTONYMS

      penniless

    roll something out

      1‘she rolled out her towel’

      SYNONYMS

      unroll, spread out, unfurl, unfold, open, open out, unwind, uncoil, lay out

      ANTONYMS

      roll up

      2‘the Union is to roll out a series of courses for mid-career journalists’

      SYNONYMS

      launch, introduce, organize, start, begin, embark on, usher in, initiate, put in place, instigate, institute, inaugurate, set up, bring out, open, get under way, set in motion, get going

      establish, found, originate, create, pioneer, lay the foundations of, lay the first stone of, bring into being, activate, mastermind, float, debut

      start the ball rolling

      informal

      kick off

      formal

      commence

    roll something up

      ‘she rolled up her pyjamas’

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      fold, fold up, furl, wind up, coil, coil up, bundle up

      ANTONYMS

      unroll, roll out

    roll up

      ‘at that moment, the police rolled up’

      SYNONYMS

      arrive, come, turn up, appear, make in an appearance, put in an appearance, show one's face

      show up, pitch up, fetch up, roll in, blow in

      ANTONYMS

      leave