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roll up

Meaning: If you roll up a piece of paper, you fold or roll it in such a way that it becomes a cylinder or a ball.

For example:

  • roll sth up You roll up the poster and put it into a mailing tube, and then you send it.

  • roll up sth The magician took a piece of cloth and rolled it up into a ball and held it in his fist, but when he opened his hand it was gone!

Quick Quiz:

If you roll a piece of paper up so that it's shaped like a cylinder, it will fit perfectly into packaging that's shaped like
  1. a box
  2. a ball
  3. a tube

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