roll to

roll to (someone or something)

1. To move over to someone or something in a rolling motion, on wheels, or atop or inside of something with wheels. The ball rolled all the way to the other end of the field. The man rolled to the window in his wheelchair.
2. To cause someone or something to move over to someone or something else in a rolling motion, on wheels, or atop or inside of something with wheels. A noun or pronoun is used between "roll" and "to." Roll the cart to the next aisle so we can fill it up with supplies. We rolled the patient to the operating room on the gurney.
3. To come to some position or status after rolling. The cart rolled to a stop just inches away from the wall. He put the car in neutral and let it roll to a slow coasting speed.
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roll something to someone or something

to send something revolving toward someone or something or moving toward someone or something on wheels. I rolled the ball to the baby, who just sat and looked at it. The blow with the mallet rolled the croquet ball to the wicket.
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References in classic literature ?
Several times Condon attempted to draw the lad into a card game; but his victim was not interested, and the black looks of several of the other men passengers decided the American to find other means of transferring the boy's bank roll to his own pocket.
Transferring the rubber sheet from the calender roll to the substrate;
As of May 22, he said, the Tax Commission computers were showing accepted offers of $600 million dollars off the actuals, which would have brought the final roll to $84.
It moves on tracks to four positions, picking up film rolls from face-to-face winders, taking the roll off the shaft and transporting the roll to a dolly or roll stand, then tilting to unload the roll.
Dimensional accuracy - using the roll to pull compound from the preform bank past the final shaping die results in zero pressure extrusion and a dimensionally accurate product.
A new patented, copper chill roll for cast film reportedly cools so much more efficiently than conventional steel rolls that it provides dramatically higher output for the same roll diameter or allows a smaller roll to be used for the same output.
By correctly adjusting the roll temperature and the circumferential speed of the roll to match the extruder output and the take-off speed, even complex profiles with large thickness variations and long angled tips can be made without problems.
Variable friction allows for controlling the rate of work input into the stock in the calender nip and influencing the transfer of stock from one roll to another.
Liquid-heated rollers consist of either a simple single shell or more commonly of a spiral-baffled, double-walled roll to maintain more consistent thermal transfer across and around the roller.
In some cases a mechanical interlock to the roll is an adequate bond for performance, but an adhesive can be applied to the roll to achieve a higher level of bonding between the elastomeric alloy and the roll surface.