Phrasal Verb 'Roll'

We have 12 phrasal verb definitions related to 'Roll'.

Roll back

Meaning: Retreat

Example: The army ROLLED BACK when they came under attack.

Roll back

Meaning: Reduce or remove

Example: The government want to ROLL BACK the freedom of the press.

Roll by

Meaning: Pass (time)

Example: The years ROLLED BY.

Roll in

Meaning: Arrive somewhere, especially if late

Example: They ROLLED IN very drunk at three o'clock in the morning.

Roll in

Meaning: Arrive in large numbers, for military vehicles

Example: The tanks ROLLED IN and took control of the capital city.

Roll off

Meaning: Produce or issue, usually from a machine

Example: The papers ROLLED OFF the press.

Roll on

Meaning: When something continues to happen

Example: The competition ROLLED ON despite the administrative problems.

Roll on

Meaning: Give up, fail to support

Example: Our union ROLLED ON the cost of living increase.

Roll on!

Meaning: Said when you can't wait for something nice in the future

Example: Roll on Friday! It's been a dreadful week.

Roll out

Meaning: Launch or introduce a new product, initiative, etc.

Example: The company ROLLED OUT its takeover plans last week.

Roll up

Meaning: To appear in large numbers for an event

Example: Thousands ROLLED UP to see the stars at the film premiere.

Roll up!

Meaning: An imperative used to attract people to a public event

Example: Roll up! Come and see the circus tonight.