roof

[ roof, roo f ]
/ ruf, rʊf /

noun, plural roofs.

verb (used with object)

to provide or cover with a roof.

Idioms

    go through the roof,
    1. to increase beyond all expectations: Foreign travel may very well go through the roof next year.
    2. Also hit the roof,Informal. to lose one's temper; become extremely angry.
    raise the roof, Informal.
    1. to create a loud noise: The applause raised the roof.
    2. to complain or protest noisily: He'll raise the roof when he sees that bill.

Origin of roof

before 900; Middle English (noun); Old English hrōf; cognate with Dutch roef cover, cabin, Old Norse hrōf
Related forms
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British Dictionary definitions for hit the roof

roof

/ (ruːf) /

noun plural roofs (ruːfs, ruːvz)

verb

(tr) to provide or cover with a roof or rooflike part
Derived Formsroofer, nounroofless, adjectiverooflike, adjective

Word Origin for roof

Old English hrōf; related to Middle Dutch, Old Norse hrōf
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Medicine definitions for hit the roof

roof

[ rōōf, ruf ]

n.

The upper surface of an anatomical structure, especially one having a vaulted inner structure.
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Idioms and Phrases with hit the roof (1 of 2)

hit the roof


see hit the ceiling.

Idioms and Phrases with hit the roof (2 of 2)

roof


In addition to the idiom beginning with roof

  • roof over one's head, a

also see:

  • go through the roof
  • hit the ceiling (roof)
  • like a cat on hot bricks (a hot tin roof)
  • raise the roof
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