roll out

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roll out (third-person singular simple present rolls out, present participle rolling out, simple past and past participle rolled out)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To deploy or release (a new film or software, etc.); to launch (a product or service), especially in a gradual fashion across multiple regions.
    Hypernym: introduce
    We plan to roll out the new version in September.
    • 2017 January 26, Christopher D. Shea, “T2 Trainspotting’: The Early Reviews”, in New York Time[1]:
      Directed, like the original, by Danny Boyle, and starring several members of the original cast, “T2” is getting a wide release in Britain this week before being rolled out across Europe. It reaches the United States on March 17.
  2. (intransitive, informal) To leave a place at a leisurely pace.
    Antonym: roll in
    Coordinate term: head out
    • 1974 April 13, Sheri, “Reactions”, in Gay Community News, page 4:
      Coming from a neighborhood like Bay Village, we can tell you all about sleepless nights from drunks rolling out of bars at 2 a.m.
  3. Used other than figuratively or idiomatically: see roll,‎ out.
    The cook rolled out the dough with a rolling pin.
    They rolled out the red carpet to welcome the visiting dignitaries.

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