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debra-molloy | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 14, 2007 at 10:42 AM via web

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I need help analyzing what "rolled" means, What does it mean?

"His ring, which he had rolled a drunk senior to get, was back on his finger."

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gbeatty | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted May 14, 2007 at 10:48 AM (Answer #1)

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To roll someone is to mug him or her. This can mean beating the person up, or, if the person is drunk, as in this case, just robbing him. Usually, though, if you roll someone, you'd bop him on the head and roll him into an alley, where he'd recover a while later with a sore head and an empty wallet.

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