roll

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roll is part of the Basic English 850.
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roll is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
roll

Pronunciation[change]

Homophones[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
roll

Third-person singular
rolls

Past tense
rolled

Past participle
rolled

Present participle
rolling

Rollers rolling in a machine
The ball rolls across the table
  1. To roll is to move by turning over many times. Round things like balls can roll.
    The snowball rolled down the hill faster and faster.
  2. To roll something is to make it round by bending it around many times.
    She rolled the newspaper into a long, thin rod.


Noun[change]

Singular
roll

Plural
rolls

Bread rolls
  1. A roll is something round that was made by rolling.
    The cloth in the store is in big rolls.
  2. A roll is a bun: a small, round piece of bread.
    I like jelly rolls!