roll onto (someone or something)

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roll onto (someone or something)

1. To move on top of someone or something in a rolling motion, on wheels, or atop or in something with wheels on it. The van rolled onto his foot, breaking several bones. Our ball rolled onto our neighbor's lawn. She managed to her feet out of the saddle before the horse rolled onto her after the fall.
2. To cause someone or something to move on top of someone or something else in a rolling motion, on wheels, or atop or in something with wheels on it. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "roll" and "onto." They rolled some large stones onto the tarp to keep it from blowing away. The paramedics had to roll him onto the bed from the stretcher.
3. To apply a coat of some substance onto someone or something with something that rolls. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "roll" and "onto." You'll need to roll two or three coats of paint onto the wall before you get an even color. He rolled the deodorant onto his armpits.
4. To move or proceed onto some new task or activity. Make sure you check each article for errors before you roll onto the next one. We should be able to roll onto a new project by the end of the month.
See also: roll
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

roll something onto something

 and roll something on
to apply something or a coat of a substance by rolling something saturated with the substance on the thing to be coated. You should roll another coat of paint onto this wall over here. Roll on another coat.
See also: roll
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Take a plate out and set the rolls onto them, then top each roll with a piece of mackerel royal filet.
The Slabber XLA for Nonwovens consists of: Conveyor for loading and moving rolls onto the slabbing arm; laser mounted onto slabbing arm to assist with roll positioning; precision and programmed vertical lifting of roll for each cutting pass; fully guarded and interlocked cutting area; programmable cutting device mounted at top of enclosed cutting area; exit conveyor, or elevator for moving waste material to downstream processes; and an externally mounted operator control panel.
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It also consists of an accelerometer that tracks your baby's movements, and an alarm sounds if your baby rolls onto his or her stomach.
CTC also offers the Flexi roll cart, a compact and economical roll lift usable for loading raw material rolls onto unwinds, and also removing finished rolls from rewind shafts.
The most common offences include the tuck and roll, where the culprit holds onto the duvet and rolls onto their front, snoring, sleep walking, drooling, and flatulence.
FMC will ugrade the 34 APLs used to load rolls onto the reelstands and replace obsolete host computer controls.
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Features include a conveyor for loading and moving rolls onto the slabbing arm; a laser mounted to the slabbing arm to guide roll positioning; precise, programmed vertical lifting of the roll for each cutting pass; a fully guarded and interlocked cutting area; a programmable cutting device mounted at the top of the enclosed cutting area; an exit conveyor or elevator for moving waste material to downstream processes; and an externally mounted operator control panel.