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

Translation of roof in French:


  • 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


to go through ou hit the roof

sauter au plafond [informal]
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)
Definition of roof in:
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