Unroll Un*roll", v. t. [1st pref. un- + roll.] [Written also {unrol}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To open, as what is rolled or convolved; as, to unroll cloth; to unroll a banner. [1913 Webster]

2. To display; to reveal. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. To remove from a roll or register, as a name. [1913 Webster]

If I make not this cheat bring out another . . . let me be unrolled and my name put in the book of virtue! --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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