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noun [countable] roll pronunciation in British English /rəʊl/
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  1. 1
    a long piece of film, paper, carpet etc, rolled into the shape of a tube
    roll of: We used ten rolls of wallpaper.
    The professionals are used to moving heavy rolls of carpet around.
  2. See also sausage roll
  3. 3
    [usually singular] the action of turning over or of rolling from side to side
    The constant roll of the ship made her feel ill.
    1. a.
      the action of throwing dice
      He was willing to bet his entire fortune on a roll of the dice.


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