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roof

noun [C] uk   us   /ruːf/
A2 the covering that forms the top of a building, vehicle, etc.: The house has a sloping/flat/tiled/thatched, etc. roof. Put the luggage on the roof of the car. The roof (= upper surface) of the cave is 50 metres up. This cake is so dry that it sticks to the roof of your mouth (= upper surface of the mouth).
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verb [T often passive] uk   us   /ruːf/
to put a roof on a building
-roofed
suffix uk   us   /-t/
a slate-roofed house
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Translations of “roof”
in Arabic سَطْح…
in Korean 지붕…
in Malaysian atap…
in French toit…
in Turkish çatı, tavan…
in Italian tetto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 屋頂, 車頂, 頂部…
in Russian крыша…
in Polish dach…
in Vietnamese mái nhà…
in Spanish techo…
in Portuguese telhado, teto…
in Thai หลังคา…
in German das Dach…
in Catalan teulada…
in Japanese 屋根, 屋上…
in Indonesian atap…
in Chinese (Simplified) 屋顶, 车顶, 顶部…
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