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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.
See also: away, roll

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
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"Who will roll away the stones so that Life may come forth from the places of death and spread its sweet light?
But Juan Figallo failed to roll away at a ruck to earn a yellow card and allow Parra to level the scores.
WASHINGTON - Fiat Chrysler announces the recall for over 1.1 million vehicles as cars roll away and drivers confuse the setting of the gear.
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Moreover, we can get stuck with trick questions such as, "Can God create a stone too large for God to roll away?" It doesn't matter what size stone God can roll away.
Hahrahan missed the tough conversion from the sideline as Munster's lead stayed at 8-3, but after Priestland missed penalties in the 28th and 35th minutes - both awarded for failing to roll away - the Welsh international made it 8-6 at the interval with another penalty.
It was such a relief to feel the tension literally roll away. I think it helped my feet appear less puffy in the heat, too.
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Stoddart was first binned for being cynically offside and intercepting Morgan Parra's pass on 15 minutes and he was pinged again, shortly before the interval, after failing to roll away from a tackle on Sitiveni Sivivatu.
Newcastle stopped the centre but failed to roll away and Thomas stroked his second penalty between the sticks.
Referees are saying to us that we are positive at the breakdown and good at rolling away but there are one or two occasions when we are slow to roll away and we have been caught."
Pick up pin, position the paste so it just sits on the board and roll away from you over the cake without applying pressure.