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roll away

1. To move away (from someone or something) in a rolling motion or on top of wheels. I always double check that the safety brake on the stroller is in place before I let go. My worst fear is for it to roll away when I'm walking next to a street! The ball bounced over the fence and rolled away somewhere into the trees.
2. To cause someone or something to move away (from someone or something) by pushing them or it in a rolling motion or on wheels. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "roll" and "away." I always double check that the safety brake on the stroller is in place before I let go. My worst fear is for it to roll away when I'm walking next to a street! The ball bounced over the fence and rolled away somewhere into the trees.
See also: away, roll

roll something away

to cause something to move away, rotating, turning over, turning, or moving on wheels. Jane rolled the ball away and it was lost. Jane rolled away the ball.
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roll away

to move away, rotating, turning over, turning, or moving on wheels. The ball rolled away and fell down a storm sewer. The cart rolled away, and we had to chase it down the hill.
See also: away, roll