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

intransitive verb

  • posarse (para pasar la noche)
    to come home to roosther extravagance is really coming home to roost
    ahora sí que está pagando las consecuencias de su despilfarro
    they've neglected the problem for years and now the chickens are coming home to roost
    llevan años sin ocuparse del problema y ahora están pagando las consecuencias

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