Something that moves on wheels or moves in a circular motion "rolls."
- Abul kicked the soccer ball and it rolled into the net.
- We were able to roll the furniture into the truck very easily because we used a cart.
- The car rolled down the hill and crashed into a tree.
- I rolled my wheelbarrow into the garden and filled it with dirt.
- Dennis rolled the tire down the street.
Th word "roll" is found within many different idioms and expressions:
- What time did you roll out of bed this morning?
- Come on. Roll the dice.
- Vick and Jan rolled into town late last night. (roll in = arrive)
- A thunderstrom is going to roll through later tonight.
- You’ve got to roll with the punches. (Learn to accept difficult situations.)
- We have to roll things up. (We have to finish.)
- You’re on a roll! (You have recently been successful.)
- The company is going to roll out a new product next week. (roll out = bring out; introduce)
- Do you listen to rock’n’roll music?
- It’s easier to roll paint using a roller than it is to brush paint with a brush.
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This page was first published on February 13, 2012.