Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

roll up - definition and synonyms

Close

What are red words?

90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.

Close

Thesaurus

The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary. Click on the thesaurus category heading under the button in an entry to see the synonyms and related words for that meaning.

more
phrasal verb
Word Forms
Close
present tense
I/you/we/theyroll up
he/she/itrolls up
present participlerolling up
past tenserolled up
past participlerolled up

Related words

  1. 1
    [transitive] same as roll1 (sense 6)

    She rolled her scarf up and put it into her tote bag.

  2. 2
    [transitive] if you roll your sleeves or the legs of your pants up, you fold the cloth several times until they are shorter

    The sleeves of his shirt were rolled up to the elbow.

  3. 3
    [transitive] if you roll a car window up, you turn a handle or push a button so that the window goes up
  4. 4
    [intransitive] informal to arrive somewhere late or at a time when you were not expected
See also main entry: roll

conlang

… a language for human communication which has been invented and has not developed naturally

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

spogs

spectacles; boiled sweets, candy; soft aniseed-flavoured jelly sweets coated with blue and pink sugar sprinkles

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog