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English definition of “thatch”


verb [T]     /θætʃ/
to make a roof for a building with straw or reedsRoofs and parts of roofsConstruction work and workers thatched     /θætʃt/ adjective They live in a thatched cottage/a cottage with a thatched roof.Roofs and parts of roofs
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