Synonyms of roll in English:

roll


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See Spanish definition of rodar

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’

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

7‘a roll of thunder’

SYNONYMS
rumble, reverberation, echo, boom, thunder, thunderclap, clap, crack, roar, grumble
tattoo, rataplan

Phrases

    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

    rolling in it


    SYNONYMS
    rich, wealthy, affluent, moneyed, well off, well-to-do, prosperous, substantial, propertied
    informal 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
    informal, dated oofy
    ANTONYMS

    penniless

    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’


    SYNONYMS
    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

    roll something up

    ‘she rolled up her pyjamas’


    SYNONYMS
    fold, fold up, furl, wind up, coil, coil up, bundle up
    ANTONYMS

    unroll, roll out

    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