Phrasal Verbs with 'Roll'

Roll back


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

Roll back

Reduce or remove

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

Roll by

Pass (time)

Example: The years ROLLED BY.

Roll in

Arrive somewhere, especially if late

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

Roll in

Arrive in large numbers, for military vehicles

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

Roll off

Produce or issue, usually from a machine

Example: The papers ROLLED OFF the press.

Roll on

When something continues to happen

Example: The competition ROLLED ON despite the administrative problems.

Roll on!

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

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

Roll out

Launch or introduce a new product, initiative, etc.

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

Roll up

To appear in large numbers for an event

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

Roll up!

An imperative used to attract people to a public event

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