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I heard this sentence in a movie dialogue:

You never rolled?

Is the complete form of the given sentence:

Have you never rolled?

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Lack of context means it's pointless speculating on any possible "complete form". The short form might simply be expressing surprise that someone didn't "roll" within some immediately preceding and very short timeframe, for example. Or a genuine question asking whether someone has ever "rolled", in their entire life. –  FumbleFingers Aug 4 '11 at 13:41
"Are you telling me that you never rolled?" –  Chad Aug 4 '11 at 18:30

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Assuming the context here was rolling a cigarette or a joint, the response "You never rolled?" is as explained - the responder expresses surprise that the addressee has never rolled (a joint,say). Though it would be less ambiguous if phrased thus - "You've never rolled?" (Of course the 'Have you never..' form is most formal)

If you presented the question with no context, "You never rolled?" could equally mean something along the lines of "We used to roll down the hillock in our childhood. What? You never rolled?" Here the usage of roll is that the person is the thing that is rolling, as opposed doing the rolling (to a cigarette, say)

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you are right, the original sentence may be you've never rolled?, I got this from amateur subtitle, they might miss some word –  mko Aug 16 '11 at 17:03

You never rolled?

Is just an informal way of turning a statement into a question in order to reassure oneself about the statement in question.

Therefore, this is how the question may arise:

Person A: Have you ever rolled?
Person B: No, I have never rolled.
Person A: You never rolled?

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your answer totally makes sense to me, Thanks a lot –  mko Aug 16 '11 at 16:59

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