What does "roll over for" mean? I've checked out "roll over", which has three definitions and none seems to be fit here:

Randy Quaid tweeted on Nov 22:

I just don’t see Americans rolling over for this election fraud. Do you?

Twitter: This claim about election fraud is disputed.

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    roll over 3. PHRASAL VERB If you say that someone rolls over, you mean that they stop resisting someone and do what the other person wants them to do. Quaid thinks Americans will not passively accept the supposed election fraud. Nov 24, 2020 at 13:11

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It means to submit.

I just don’t see Americans submitting to this election fraud. Do you?

The origin of the phrase is from the way dogs indicate submission by rolling on their backs.

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Note that, nowadays, there is some debate amongst animal psychologists about this gesture, however, traditionally, it has been understood to indicate submission.

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