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"roof" in British English

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roofnoun [C]

uk   /ruːf/ us   /ruːf/

roofverb [T often passive]

uk   /ruːf/ us   /ruːf/
to put a roof on a building
-roofed
suffix uk   / -ruːft/ us   / -ruːft/
a slate-roofed house
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of roof from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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roofnoun [C]

us   /ruf, rʊf/
the covering that forms the top of a building, vehicle, or other object: The school has a flat roof.
The roof of your mouth is the mouth’s upper, inside surface: Peanut butter sticks to the roof of your mouth.
roof
verb [T] us   /ruf, rʊf/
They roofed the house with old-fashioned shingles.
(Definition of roof from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “roof”
in Korean 지붕…
in Arabic سَطْح…
in Malaysian atap…
in French toit…
in Russian крыша…
in Chinese (Traditional) 屋頂, 車頂, 頂部…
in Italian tetto…
in Turkish çatı, tavan…
in Polish dach…
in Spanish tejado, techo…
in Vietnamese mái nhà…
in Portuguese telhado, teto…
in Thai หลังคา…
in German das Dach…
in Catalan teulada…
in Japanese 屋根, 屋上…
in Chinese (Simplified) 屋顶, 车顶, 顶部…
in Indonesian atap…
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