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

Related meanings

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

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

  2. 2
    [transitive] if you roll your sleeves or the legs of your trousers 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
    Synonyms and related words for this sense of roll up
  4. 4
    [intransitive] informal to arrive somewhere late or at a time when you were not expected

    They eventually rolled up at lunchtime.

See also main entry: roll


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