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roll over

1. To move in a rolling motion on a surface, typically the ground. Look, I just taught my dog to roll over.
2. To move a debt from one period of payment to another. Because you started your contract in the middle of the month, your usage thus far will roll over into next month's bill. They've agreed to roll over the debt to the next quarter.
3. To take the profits from an investment and reinvest them into that or another investment. Each month, we roll over our dividends from the investment into a low-tax account that earns high monthly interest.
4. To submit, acquiesce, or comply without any resistance or protest. Why do you just roll over and let the boss treat you so unfairly? You need to stand up for yourself!
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roll someone or something over

to turn someone or something over. Bobby rolled Billy over and began tickling him ruthlessly in the tummy. Mary rolled the stone over, hoping to find a snake underneath.
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roll something over

Fig. to renew a financial instrument as it expires. (See also roll over something.) Do you plan to roll this certificate of deposit over? Are you going to roll over your certificates of deposit?
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roll over something

[for something that rolls] to pass over something. The wheelbarrow rolled over the hose, making the water squirt off and on. After all the traffic had rolled over Timmy's ball, there was very little left to it.
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roll over

to turn over; to rotate one half turn. The old man rolled over and started snoring again. Please roll over and give me some more space in the bed.
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roll over

Reinvest profits from one investment back into that investment or into another, as in Our broker advised us to roll over the proceeds into a tax shelter. [Mid-1900s]
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roll over

v.
1. To shift one's position by turning from one side to the other: The dog rolled over on the carpet.
2. To shift the position of someone or something by turning from one side to the other: We rolled over the rug in order to move the furniture. The toddler rolled the ball over to me.
3. To defer or postpone payment of an obligation: The bank says it will roll over our debt until next year. They couldn't pay the bill, so the agency agreed to roll it over until the following month.
4. To reinvest funds from a maturing security or from a tax-deferred account into a similar security or account: When I left my job, I rolled over my 401K account into an IRA. If you roll the money over into an IRA, you can defer your taxes until after you retire.
5. To consent or comply passively or without protest; acquiesce: You shouldn't just roll over and give in when your kids want something!
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