1 bread
crusty, soft
dinner, finger (BrE), kaiser (AmE), morning (BrE), sub (AmE), submarine
brown (esp. BrE), white (esp. BrE), wholegrain, wholemeal (BrE), wholewheat
buttered, filled (BrE)
cheese, ham, lobster (AmE), etc.
2 list of names
blog, honour/honor (esp. AmE), jobless (AmE), membership, registration, school, tax (esp. AmE), welfare (AmE)

My daughter's grades improved and she made the honor roll. (AmE)

electoral (BrE), voter (AmE), voting (AmE)
falling (BrE)

Falling rolls could lead to smaller class sizes.

remove sb from

Eligible voters had been removed from the voting rolls.

call, take

The chairman called the roll (= to see if everyone was present).


Staff evacuated the building and a roll call was taken outside.

on (the) roll

There are 340 children on the school roll.

a roll of honour (BrE)

Her name was engraved on sport's roll of honour.

1 move by turning over

He quickly rolled over and got to his feet.


The black car rolled smoothly down the street.


She lazily rolled her head on the pillow.


The boulder easily rolled aside.

along, around, away, back, backwards/backward, down, forward, over

The tigers rolled over and over in the mud.


A tear rolled slowly down her cheek.

2 make sth into the shape of a ball/tube

She carried the magazine tightly rolled up in her hand.


He rolled the paper into a tight ball.

3 of a ship/plane
heavily (BrE)
Roll is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑ball, ↑boat, ↑camera, ↑cart, ↑cloud, ↑credit, ↑eye, ↑mist, ↑press, ↑tank, ↑thunder, ↑train, ↑truck, ↑wagon, ↑wave
Roll is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ball, ↑cigarette, ↑clay, ↑dice, ↑eye, ↑hip, ↑shoulder

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