word comes from: the cops "rolled" (in thier cars/motorcycle) up and proceded to enforce the law.
2) past tense of creating a joint
1. Used in the past tense has having been beaten badly.
a. Used a lot in the online gaming community similarly to pwned or owned
b. Also in reference to a competition.
2. Referring in the past tense to an act in martial arts, mainly MMA and BJJ, meaning a light warm up of grappling/wrestling.
b. We played Mountain View in football last week and we rolled them.
2. I hadn't practiced in a while so one of the white belts rolled with me to warm up.
SEAN: But Harris walked.
BURDEN: He didn't walk. He rolled. Boston Police's Anti-Gang Unit stepped in to get info on another case. He rolled for them.
WHITEY: On who?
BURDEN: What the fuck was the name? Him and three other guys knocked off the M.B.T.A. counting room. Sixty grand... Jimmy Markum. Kid was like nineteen or twenty. Slick as hell, man. Ran a crew, never got arrested.
-Mystic River by Brian Helgeland. Based on the novel by Dennis Lehane