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
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
usage: arrange or or coil around; "roll your hair around your finger"; "Twine the thread around the spool"; "She wrapped her arms around the child"
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"


1. rolled, rolling, trilled, pronounceable (vs. unpronounceable)
usage: uttered with a trill; "she used rolling r's as in Spanish"
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