take (the) roll(redirected from take roll)
take (the) roll
In a group setting, to call out each person's name from a list to see if they are present or absent. I haven't taken roll yet, but it looks like a lot of kids are absent from school today. Suzy, please take the roll, I need to step out for a moment.
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