1 rotate, cycle, turn (over (and over)), wheel, trundle; revolve, go (a)round, orbit, tumble, somersault or somerset or summersault or summerset:
Th landlord rolled another barrel beer into the pub. The children loved rolling about in the ride at the fun fair
2 pass, go, flow, slip, flit, glide, slide, move (on); expire, elapse, disappear, vanish, evaporate:
The time certainly rolls by quickly when you're having fun.
3 move, drive, bowl, be carried or conveyed, cruise, sail, coast, ride, float, fly:
We rolled down the road, singing and laughing.
4 undulate, billow, rise and fall:
The countryside rolled away before us as far as the eye could see
5 roar, echo, re-echo, rumble, reverberate, resound, sound, boom, peal, resonate, thunder:
The roar of the explosion rolled over us as we ran for cover.
6 rob, steal from:
They got their money by rolling drunks.
7 Often, roll out. flatten, level (off or out), smooth (out), even (out), grade:
After cutting, the lawn ought to be rolled.
8 Usually, roll over. turn (over), rotate, spin:
Roll onto your stomach so I can examine your back.
9 Usually, roll up. furl, coil, curl, wind (up), wrap (up); enwrap, swathe, enfold, envelop, shroud, enshroud:
Every night he takes down the banner and carefully rolls it. Cleopatra was rolled up in a rug to be smuggled past the guards
10 roll in.
(a) arrive, come in, pour in, flow in, turn up, show up:
The contributions really started to roll in after the appeal.
(b) luxuriate in, revel in, wallow in, savour, bask in, delight in, take pleasure in, indulge in, rejoice in, relish:
Basil has been rolling in unaccustomed wealth since his aunt died.
11 roll out. unroll, unfurl, spread (out), unfold, uncoil, uncurl, unwind, open (out):
Roll out the bolt of cloth so that we can measure it.
12 reel, spool, cylinder, scroll; tube:
The message was written on a long roll of paper.
13 list, rota, register, record, directory, listing, roster, slate, docket, catalogue, inventory, muster, index, census, annal(s), schedule, chronicle(s), Sports line-up:
With great ceremony, the clerk read the roll.
14 rolling, billowing, waving, wave action, wave, billow, swell, undulation, pitching, rocking, tossing:
With each roll of the boat, I felt more seasick.
15 peal, rumble, reverberation, boom, echo, thunder, roar:
A roll of thunder drowned out her shouts.
16 rotation, spin, toss, whirl, twirl:
I decided to bet everything on one last roll of the dice.
17 bun; scone, croissant; Brit bread-roll, bap, split:
Waiter, would you please bring some more rolls?
18 bankroll, money, wad, bundle:
He took out a roll of notes and peeled off five twenties.