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roll up

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishroll up phrasal verb1 to make something into the shape of a tube or ball, or to become this shaperoll something ↔ up Painters arrived and rolled up the carpet. into Many animals roll up into a ball for warmth.2 roll your sleeves/trousers etc upDCC to turn the ends of your sleeves or trouser legs over several times so that they are shorter3 roll your sleeves upSTART DOING something to start doing a job even though it is difficult or you do not want to do it It’s time to roll up our sleeves and get some work done on the basics.4 roll a window upTTCSHUT/CLOSE to close the window of a car5 ARRIVEto arrive somewhere, especially late or when you were not expected Max rolled up just after 9 o'clock.6 roll up! British English spokenDLOSHOUT used to call people to come and watch or buy things at a circus or fair roll→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
roll intoIt is unique in the millipede world for its ability to roll up into a sphere as a means of protection.Learning, singing, and praying are rolled up into one: catechesis, as opposed to dialogue or concerned interest for religious matters.The danger, of course, lies in the fact that the deferred interest payments will be rolled up into the capital debt.roll your sleeves/trousers etc upIn the second half, the Cherry and Whites rolled their sleeves up and got stuck in.Boss Peter Wheeler conceives the cars, tests them himself and even rolls his sleeves up to help design them.roll your sleeves upIn the second half, the Cherry and Whites rolled their sleeves up and got stuck in.We've got a crisis on our hands, and we need to roll up our sleeves and do something about it.Boss Peter Wheeler conceives the cars, tests them himself and even rolls his sleeves up to help design them.
Related topics: Tobacco
roll-upˈroll-up noun [countable] British English informal  DFTa cigarette that you make yourself
Examples from the Corpus
roll-upIt was just like we were back in the cell, sitting down, having a chat and a roll-up.You're lucky if you have a roll-up in Risley.Odd-Knut collects a kettle of snow and has settled into Nathan's seat with a roll-up.Terry hurriedly stubbed out his roll-up, pushed his chair back and got up.Odd-Knut smokes a pensive roll-up, I fish, Tony photographs, Nathan wanders off with a shovel and ice drill.He used to smoke sixty cigarettes a day and says he's brought it down to between fifteen and twenty roll-ups.
From Longman Business Dictionaryroll something → up phrasal verb [transitive] FINANCE if a company or financial institution rolls up the regular payments that would normally be made on an investment, it adds them to the value of the investment and pays them out when the investment MATUREs (=reaches the end of its life)The interest is rolled up over the life of the security and paid out when it is redeemed. roll→ See Verb table
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Verb table
roll
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyroll
he, she, itrolls
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyrolled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave rolled
he, she, ithas rolled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad rolled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill roll
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have rolled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam rolling
he, she, itis rolling
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you, we, theyare rolling
Past
I, he, she, itwas rolling
you, we, theywere rolling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been rolling
he, she, ithas been rolling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been rolling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be rolling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been rolling
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