Definition of scroll verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

scroll

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//skrəʊl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//skroʊl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they scroll
BrE BrE//skrəʊl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//skroʊl//
 
he / she / it scrolls
BrE BrE//skrəʊlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//skroʊlz//
 
past simple scrolled
BrE BrE//skrəʊld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//skroʊld//
 
past participle scrolled
BrE BrE//skrəʊld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//skroʊld//
 
-ing form scrolling
BrE BrE//ˈskrəʊlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskroʊlɪŋ//
 
Using a computer
 
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[intransitive, transitive] (computing) to move text on a computer screen up or down so that you can read different parts of it + adv./prep. Use the arrow keys to scroll through the list of files. Scroll down to the bottom of the document. scroll something Use the arrow keys to scroll the list of files. Wordfindercommand, connect, desktop, drag, enter, insert, refresh, scroll, select, toggle See related entries: Using a computer Word Origin late Middle English: alteration of obsolete scrow ‘roll’, shortening of escrow.
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