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[uhn-roof, -roo f]
verb (used with object)
  1. to take off the roof or covering of.
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Origin of unroof

First recorded in 1590–1600; un-2 + roof
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Historical Examples of unroof

  • Oh for the Diable Boiteux to unroof me those distant houses, and show me the pleasures that lurk within!

    Lucretia, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • On the accession of George I., an order came down to unroof the buildings, and strip them of their lead.

  • Then an archbishop got an Act of Parliament authorizing him to unroof it and providing a regiment of soldiers to execute the work.


    Stephen Lucius Gwynn

  • First he breaks to pieces the bottom of my house, and then he threatens to unroof it.