Meaning of roll-up in English:



Translate roll-up into Spanish


  • 1

    (mainly North American roll-your-own)
    British A hand-rolled cigarette.

    • ‘The company has over 320 brands, including cigarettes, cigars and roll-your-own.’
    • ‘Over 1.2 billion people worldwide regularly smoke tobacco products, not including the use of roll-your-owns or smokeless tobacco.’
    • ‘Half the participants smoked tailor-made cigarettes and half smoked rallies or both tailor-mades and roll-your-owns.’
    • ‘An overfull roll-your-own dangles precariously from his ever-present cigarette holder.’
    • ‘Normally the race track is scattered with old men in brown suits getting drunk on sherry, or unemployed bums with roll-your-owns and a ‘Best Bets’ in the top pocket.’
    • ‘Price increases have also been applied to the company's other products including roll-your-own tobacco and cigars.’
    • ‘Customs officials discovered illicit roll-your-own tobacco, which had also come from Thailand, worth more than 1 million when they opened a container.’
    • ‘Five tonnes of roll-your-own tobacco were also seized.’
    • ‘The Revenue Commissioners said the seizure was larger than all other finds of roll-your-own tobacco last year.’
    • ‘The judge further held that she had failed to prove that her husband had smoked the defenders' products before 1971, or to what proportion of his total smoking after that date, as he frequently smoked roll-ups.’
    • ‘A few travellers wandered aimlessly between the caravans or sat nursing injuries and smoking roll-ups around the smouldering embers of a fire.’
    • ‘A diminutive, wiry figure, he sits, smoking roll-ups and nursing a cup of black coffee, in the corner of his ground floor study in north London.’
    • ‘She, a cleaner, smokes about five roll-ups each day.’
    • ‘The line of battered old vans and the knots of people smoking roll-ups in the foyer only served to confirm what the security services already knew.’
    • ‘I offered her one of the roll-ups and, even though she doesn't smoke, she seemed happy to take it.’
    • ‘It is not unlike being taught how to make your first roll-up.’
  • 2Australian An assembly or its turnout.

    • ‘we should get a big roll-up’


  • 1Denoting something which can be rolled up.

    ‘roll-up panels’
    • ‘Bring an inner-tube or a roll-up toboggan or something, so if the pigs show up you can pull a fancy Batman escape, zipping down the east face, giggling like an imp.’
    • ‘A less expensive solution is to leave windows uncovered, or only minimally blocked with roll-up shades or sheer fabric panels.’
    • ‘She had another one of those kits like the one Chihirae had owned: a small leather roll-up pouch with grooming tools nestled in the loops.’
    • ‘Cat drove around to the back of the office building, quickly getting out of the truck and knocking on the large steel roll-up door.’
    • ‘Add length on pants and sleeves by making roll-up cuffs in a contrasting color.’
  • 2Finance
    Denoting an investment fund in which returns are reinvested and tax liabilities can be reduced.

    ‘Dispose of interests in offshore roll-up funds if the proceeds will be taxed at a lower rate in the foreign jurisdiction than your home country.’
    • ‘The gross roll-up nature of the investment ensures the maximum amount of earnings and capital appreciation can be retained for further investment without incurring a tax charge.’
    • ‘Under the new gross roll-up system, tax on investments must now be paid on the encashment of the policy, rather than on an annual basis.’
    • ‘Nevertheless, the roll-up specialists were able to sell their vision to the investing public, which rewarded them with astronomically high valuations of the stock in their new entities, at least initially.’