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roll

1. slang To experience the euphoric rushes of certain recreational psychoactive drugs, especially MDMA (ecstasy). I could tell by his glazed eyes and effusive manner that he was rolling. I used to roll a lot during college, but I stopped doing drugs once I graduated.
2. slang To rob (a sleeping, unconscious, or otherwise defenseless person). I used to make ends meet in the city by rolling people who had passed out on the park benches after intense drinking sessions. Someone in the hostel rolled me during the night.
3. noun, slang A large wad of paper money. He placed a hefty roll on my desk and told me to take care of the informer by any means necessary.
4. noun, slang By extension, a large sum of money. If you invest the right way, you can make off with quite a roll.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

roll

verb

roll

1. n. a bankroll; lots of money. I earned a roll off that last deal.
2. tv. to rob a drunkard. Those punks can’t get much money by rolling drunks.
3. n. a sustained period of luck or productivity. (see also on a roll.) The fantastic roll that this performer is on is truly exciting.
4. in. to leave, perhaps in a car. I can’t wait around any longer. Let’s roll.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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The first half-mile of the road is over bridges made of loose planks laid across two parallel poles, which tilt up as the wheels roll over them; and IN the river.
On the contrary, the coach begins to roll back upon No.
With a conciliating, apologetic bob of his tail, he trotted on up wind and came upon Skipper on his back, rolled in a blanket so that only his head stuck out, and sound asleep.
When Skipper carried him to the blanket and rolled him in, he was quickly asleep again; and he was quickly awake, out of the blanket, and padding after along the deck as Skipper paced up and down.
As he drew near the advancing soldiers, and as the roll of their drum came full upon his ears, the old man raised himself to a loftier mien, while the decrepitude of age seemed to fall from his shoulders, leaving him in gray but unbroken dignity.
At the old man's word and outstretched arm, the roll of the drum was hushed at once, and the advancing line stood still.
One mast was broken short off, six or eight feet from the deck, and lay over the side, entangled in a maze of sail and rigging; and all that ruin, as the ship rolled and beat - which she did without a moment's pause, and with a violence quite inconceivable - beat the side as if it would stave it in.
There was a bell on board; and as the ship rolled and dashed, like a desperate creature driven mad, now showing us the whole sweep of her deck, as she turned on her beam-ends towards the shore, now nothing but her keel, as she sprung wildly over and turned towards the sea, the bell rang; and its sound, the knell of those unhappy men, was borne towards us on the wind.
The American sought only the bank roll. If he could possess himself of this without detection, well and good; but were he to meet resistance he was prepared for that too.
He felt for the bank roll in the pocket in which he had been accustomed to carry it.
His pale waxen face was still freckled and his eyes were rolled back.
"I must find a halter for him," said Tip; and having made a search in his pocket he produced a roll of strong cord.
When the waves began to tumble and toss and to grow bigger and bigger the ship rolled up and down, and tipped sidewise--first one way and then the other--and was jostled around so roughly that even the sailor-men had to hold fast to the ropes and railings to keep themselves from being swept away by the wind or pitched headlong into the sea.
All those ears of corn bent, and became waves more agitated than those of the ocean, which rolled from the extremities to the center, and beat, like the tides, against the hedge of archers who surrounded the gibbets.
I climbed upon the bars-and the whole cage rolled over on top of me.