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roof
British English: /ruːf/
American English: /ruf/
, /rʊf/

Translation of roof in French:

noun

  • 1 (of building, car, cave, mine) under one ou the same roof
    sous le même toit
    a room under the roof
    une chambre sous les toits or combles
    to have a roof over one's head
    avoir un toit sur la tête
    the roof of the world
    [figurative]
    le toit du monde
  • 2 (Anatomy)the roof of the mouth
    la voûte du palais, la voûte palatine [technical]

transitive verb

  • faire la couverture de (building)
  • also: -roofed
    (dans composés) slate-roofed houses
    des maisons couvertes en ardoises

Idioms

[informal]
to go through ou hit the roof

(person)
sauter au plafond (informal)
(prices)
battre tous les records (informal)

to raise the roof

(be angry)
sauter au plafond (informal)
(make noise)
faire un boucan de tous les diables (informal)

Phrasal verbs

roof in

roof in [something]
couvrir (area)

roof over

roof over [something], roof [something] over
couvrir (area)

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