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roll out

1. verb To flatten something by rolling something over it. A noun or pronoun can be used between "roll" and "out." Would you mind rolling out the dough while I look for the cookie cutter? It took forever to roll this puff pastry out, but it was worth it.
2. verb To introduce or implement something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "roll" and "out." Every year they roll a new phone out that is meant to make your current one seem obsolete. The government is rolling out a new affordable childcare scheme for low-income families.
3. verb, slang To leave or depart. What time do you think we should roll out tomorrow morning? Sarah has to be up early for work, so I think we're going to roll out.
4. verb To get out of bed, especially lazily or late in the morning or day. My teenage son doesn't roll out of bed until nearly 1 in the afternoon on the weekends. You're rolling out a bit late this morning, eh?
5. noun The introduction or implementation of something. In this usage, the phrase is usually hyphenated or spelled as one word. The roll-out of the new admin portal has been a disaster so far.
See also: out, roll

roll something out

 
1. to bring or take something out by rolling it; to push something out on wheels. Jane rolled her bike out to show it off. Alice rolled out her bicycle for us to see.
2. to flatten something by rolling it. You should roll the pastry out first. They rolled out the steel in a huge mill.
See also: out, roll

roll out

1. Get out of bed, as in I rolled out around six o'clock this morning. [Colloquial; late 1800s]
2. Introduce, disclose, as in They rolled out the new washing machine with great fanfare.
See also: out, roll

roll out

v.
1. To move out of something or some place by rolling: The ball rolled out the door and down the steps.
2. To unfold and spread out something that has been rolled up: We rolled out our sleeping bags on the ground. The coach rolled the mats out for the gymnastics competition.
3. To make something flat by rolling a cylindrical object over it: The pastry chef rolled the dough out. The sculptor rolled out the clay.
4. To present something; to make something available: A lot of stores roll out their best bargains at the end of the year.
5. To get out of bed: We didn't get to bed until almost sunrise, and we finally rolled out at noon.
See also: out, roll
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The project will begin immediately and is scheduled to go live in the second quarter of 2016, with subsequent roll outs planned to follow.
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Recently, Verizon declared about deploying support for Voice over LTE (VoLTE) in the forthcoming weeks after the early stages of roll outs from both AT&T and T-Mobile.
We look forward to more successful roll outs for Deutsche Telecom in the future.