Definition of Roll up

1. Verb. Form into a cylinder by rolling. "Roll up the cloth"

Exact synonyms: Furl
Related verbs: Roll
Generic synonyms: Change Form, Change Shape, Deform
Specialized synonyms: Douse, Reef, Bolt, Gather In, Take In, Brail

2. Verb. Get or gather together. "They roll up the money in the closet"; "She rolled up a small fortune"

3. Verb. Arrive in a vehicle:. "He rolled up in a black Mercedes"
Generic synonyms: Arrive, Come, Get

4. Verb. Make into a bundle. "He bundled up his few possessions"
Exact synonyms: Bundle, Bundle Up
Generic synonyms: Pack
Derivative terms: Bundle, Bundle

5. Verb. Close (a car window) by causing it to move up, as with a handle. "She rolled up the window when it started to rain"
Generic synonyms: Close, Shut

6. Verb. Form a cylinder by rolling. "Roll up a banner"
Exact synonyms: Wrap Up
Related verbs: Roll
Generic synonyms: Change Surface
Antonyms: Unfurl

7. Verb. Show certain properties when being rolled. "Dried-out tobacco rolls badly"
Exact synonyms: Roll
Generic synonyms: Change
Related verbs: Wrap Up, Furl

Definition of Roll up

1. Interjection. An exclamation used to get people's attention to sell something. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) Make into a cylinder by rolling ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) Make into a bundle ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) Arrive by vehicle, usually by car ¹

6. Noun. (British informal) A self-made cigarette from tobacco and rolling paper. ''(Sometimes spelt as roll-up.)'' ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Roll Up

roll in the aisles
roll in the hay
roll in wealth
roll mill
roll of tobacco
roll off
roll on
roll one's eyes
roll one's own
roll out
roll out the red carpet
roll over
roll rate
roll sulfur
roll tube
roll up (current term)
roll up one's sleeves
roll ups
roll with the punches

Literary usage of Roll up

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland (1890)
"Oh, take off yer coat and roll up yer sleeve, Jordan am a hard road to ... Take off yer coat and roll up yer sleeve, Jordan am a hard road to ..."

2. Can Grande's Castle by Amy Lowell (1918)
"They roll up out of the horizon, tiered, stately. Sixty-four great thunder-clouds, more perhaps, throwing their shadows over ten miles of sea. ..."

3. A Cyclopædic Dictionary of the Mang'anja Language Spoken in British Central by David Clement Ruffelle Scott (1892)
"... то BUNDLE ГР ; ta- to roll up the straying ends ; gather r*fbm'ti<mba, roll up the cloth, there it is yanga, he stole my fowl — ie, ..."

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