Idioms about 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
How to use roof in a sentence
The more than 50,000 who reside in West Point live mostly in shacks made of zinc with rusted tin roofs.
Auto factories tend to sprawl horizontally over huge lots, and have flat roofs.
But most of the abandoned houses, with sagging roofs and drafty walls, are just there.
Rooftop solar—individual homeowners putting generating systems on their roofs—is also booming in Arizona.
“It pretty much looks like taking a central solar plant and allocating it across 3,000 roofs,” said Rumido.
They have no walls, for the roofs serve as everything, extending from above even to the ground.
The houses are constructed completely in the European style, with flat Italian roofs.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
But the sailors plunge into the very fire itself; entering the houses, they strive to rescue the contents until the roofs fall in.Skipper Worse|Alexander Lange Kielland
In most cases the roofs over these sea caves fall in, so that the structure is known as a chasm.Outlines of the Earth's History|Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
The town is made up largely of cottages with thatched roofs, surrounded by the bright English flower gardens.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car|Thomas D. Murphy
British Dictionary definitions for roof
- 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 roof
Other Idioms and Phrases with roof
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