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    #1

    rolling down skirt

    Hello,

    I am looking for a verb which means to slowly take off skirt or pants. Can I use "roll down"?

    What do you think about this?

    She slowly rolled down her skirt before flopping onto the bed.

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    #2

    Re: rolling down skirt

    We don't roll down skirts or pants.

    We roll down car windows. We roll up rugs, sleeves, and cuffs.

    If a car window, a rug, sleeves, or cuffs are rolled up, then we can roll them down.
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    #3

    Re: rolling down skirt

    I would say slowly took off/removed/slid down.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 29-Jul-2020 at 07:33. Reason: changing the tense of the verbs to match the original
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    #4

    Re: rolling down skirt

    "roll down one's stockings" might be used in older/erotic literature.
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    #5

    Re: rolling down skirt

    So what is a verb that I can use which means to slowly take off pants or skirt?

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    #6

    Re: rolling down skirt

    I can't think of one. I'm afraid you're stuck with "slowly take off" or "slowly remove".
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    #7

    Re: rolling down skirt

    She slowly slipped off/out of her skirt?
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    #8

    Re: rolling down skirt

    peeled off or stripped off

    Neither necessarily implies slowness by themselves. You'd need to add something like 'slowly' or 'seductively', etc.
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    Re: rolling down skirt

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    So what is a verb that I can use which means to slowly take off pants or skirt?
    See #3.
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    #10

    Re: rolling down skirt

    Also, remember that things can be rolled slowly or quickly. To tell us the speed, it needs an adverb.
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