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roll
roʊl
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Part of Speech(动) verb, (及物的动) transitive verb, (名) noun, (不及物的动) intransitive verb
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(名) As a noun
  1. The act of rolling something (as the ball in bowling).
  2. A flight maneuver; aircraft rotates about its longitudinal axis without changing direction or losing altitude.
    • Walking with a swaying gait.
      • The act of throwing dice.
      • Anything rolled up in cylindrical form.
        • Chinese synonyms:
      • Photographic film rolled up inside a container to protect it from light.
        • A document that can be rolled up (as for storage).
        • A list of names.
        • A long heavy sea wave as it advances towards the shore.
        • The sound of a drum (especially a snare drum) beaten rapidly and continuously.
        • A deep prolonged sound (as of thunder or large bells).
        • Rotary motion of an object around its own axis.
        • Small rounded bread either plain or sweet.
        • A roll of currency notes (often taken as the resources of a person or business etc.).
        • A round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals).
        (动) As a verb
        1. Execute a roll, in tumbling.
          • Show certain properties when being rolled.
          • Take the shape of a roll or cylinder.
            • Shape by rolling.
              • Boil vigorously.
              • Pronounce with a roll, of the phoneme /r/.
                • Flatten or spread with a roller.
                • Arrange or or coil around.
                • Begin operating or running.
                  • Move by turning over or rotating.
                  • Cause to move by turning over or in a circular manner of as if on an axis.
                  • Move, rock, or sway from side to side.
                    • Move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment.
                    • Move along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle.
                    • Move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion.
                    • Emit, produce, or utter with a deep prolonged reverberating sound.
                      • Sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity.
                      • Roll.
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