noun, plural roofs.
verb (used with object)
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Idioms for roof
- to increase beyond all expectations: Foreign travel may very well go through the roof next year.
- Also hit the roof,Informal. to lose one's temper; become extremely angry.
- to create a loud noise: The applause raised the roof.
- to complain or protest noisily: He'll raise the roof when he sees that bill.
Origin of roof
OTHER WORDS FROM roof
Words nearby roof
Example sentences from the Web for roofed
Above the actual dome is the Golden Gallery, and then the lantern, roofed with a dome bearing the ball and cross.The Cathedrals of Great Britain|P. H. Ditchfield
Driftwood was collected, pits were dug and roofed, and provisions were brought from the ship.Vitus Bering: the Discoverer of Bering Strait|Peter Lauridsen
The place was a network of trenches with connecting passages, roofed over with timber, raupo, and toetoe reeds and earth.The adventures of Kimble Bent|James Cowan
Most of these were taken from little vaults of adobes, roofed with sticks and rushes.The Ceramic Art|Jennie J. Young
A short distance away were a large number of roughly-constructed huts, roofed with boughs of trees.With Wolfe in Canada|G. A. Henty
British Dictionary definitions for roofed
noun plural roofs (ruːfs, ruːvz)
- a structure that covers or forms the top of a building
- (in combination)the rooftop
- (as modifier)a roof garden
- to get extremely angry; become furious
- to rise or increase steeply
- to create a boisterous disturbance
- to react or protest heatedly
Derived forms of roofroofer, nounroofless, adjectiverooflike, adjective
Word Origin for roof
Medical definitions for roofed
Idioms and Phrases with roofed
In addition to the idiom beginning with roof
- roof over one's head, a
- go through the roof
- hit the ceiling (roof)
- like a cat on hot bricks (a hot tin roof)
- raise the roof