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roost
British English: /ruːst/
American English: /rust/

Translation of roost in Italian:

noun

  • (perch, tree) the belfry is a roost for pigeons
    i piccioni trascorrono la notte appollaiati sul campanile

intransitive verb

Idioms

his chickens have come home to roost

ha raccolto ciò che ha seminato

to rule the roost

[figurative]
dettare legge, spadroneggiare, farla da padrone

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