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July 10, 2013 - Word of the Day

roll

 

When used as a verb, the word "roll" refers to a type of motion made possible by wheels or balls:

  • A soccer ball rolls when it's kicked.
soccer
  • Tires on a car roll to move it forward.
car
  • Paint rolls easily on a roller.
paint
  • Dice are rolled when playing games.
dice
  • A rolling pin rolls out dough.
rolling pin

When used as a noun, the word "roll" is used for objects in a circular form:

  • Paper towels and toilet paper are on a roll.
paper towel
  • Rolls are served for dinner or breakfast.
dinner rolls
  • Egg rolls are popular at Chinese and Vietnamese restaurants.
egg rolls
  • You can load a roll of film into a camera. (If it isn't digital)
film
  • You can play rock'n'roll with an electric guitar and an amplifier.
rock'n'roll
  • A person who has had a lot of good luck and success is said to be "on a roll."

businessman

He's on a roll.

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