Synonyms for rolling
- 1. peal, pealing, roll, rolling, sound
- usage: a deep prolonged sound (as of thunder or large bells)
- 2. rolling, robbery
- usage: the act of robbing a helpless person; "he was charged with rolling drunks in the park"
- 3. wheeling, rolling, propulsion, actuation
- usage: propelling something on wheels
- 1. roll, turn over, turn, roll down, roll over
- usage: move by turning over or rotating; "The child rolled down the hill"; "turn over on your left side"
- 2. wheel, roll, travel, go, move, locomote
- usage: move along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle; "The President's convoy rolled past the crowds"
- 3. roll, undulate
- usage: occur in soft rounded shapes; "The hills rolled past"
- 4. roll out, roll, flatten
- usage: flatten or spread with a roller; "roll out the paper"
- 5. roll, sound, go
- usage: emit, produce, or utter with a deep prolonged reverberating sound; "The thunder rolled"; "rolling drums"
- 6. wind, wrap, roll, twine, move, displace, roll up
- usage: wrap or coil around; "roll your hair around your finger"; "Twine the thread around the spool"
- 7. roll, function, work, operate, go, run
- usage: begin operating or running; "The cameras were rolling"; "The presses are already rolling"
- 8. roll, shape, form
- usage: shape by rolling; "roll a cigarette"
- 9. roll, tumble
- usage: execute a roll, in tumbling; "The gymnasts rolled and jumped"
- 10. hustle, pluck, roll, steal
- usage: sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity
- 11. roll, undulate, flap, wave, move
- usage: move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion; "The curtains undulated"; "the waves rolled towards the beach"
- 12. roll, wander, swan, stray, tramp, roam, cast, ramble, rove, range, drift, vagabond, travel, go, move, locomote
- usage: move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment; "The gypsies roamed the woods"; "roving vagabonds"; "the wandering Jew"; "The cattle roam across the prairie"; "the laborers drift from one town to the next"; "They rolled from town to town"
- 13. roll, rock, sway, shake
- usage: move, rock, or sway from side to side; "The ship rolled on the heavy seas"
- 14. roll, revolve, move, displace
- usage: cause to move by turning over or in a circular manner of as if on an axis; "She rolled the ball"; "They rolled their eyes at his words"
- 15. roll, pronounce, articulate, enounce, sound out, enunciate, say
- usage: pronounce with a roll, of the phoneme /r/; "She rolls her r's"
- 16. seethe, roll, churn, boil, moil, roil
- usage: boil vigorously; "The liquid was seething"; "The water rolled"
- 17. roll, change shape, change form, deform
- usage: take the shape of a roll or cylinder; "the carpet rolled out"; "Yarn rolls well"
- 18. roll, roll up, change
- usage: show certain properties when being rolled; "The carpet rolls unevenly"; "dried-out tobacco rolls badly"
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- 1. resonant, resonating, resounding, reverberating, reverberative, rolling, reverberant (vs. unreverberant), ringing
- usage: characterized by reverberation; "a resonant voice"; "hear the rolling thunder"
- 2. rolled, rolling, trilled, pronounceable (vs. unpronounceable)
- usage: uttered with a trill; "she used rolling r's as in Spanish"
- 3. billowing, rolling, tumbling, moving (vs. nonmoving)
- usage: moving in surges and billows and rolls; "billowing smoke from burning houses"; "the rolling fog"; "the rolling sea"; "the tumbling water of the rapids"