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noun [countable] roof pronunciation in British English /ruːf/
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pluralroofs or rooves
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  1. 1
    the top outer part of a building
    The roof is leaking again.
    a thatched roof (=made of straw)
    1. a.
      the top outer part of a temporary structure
      Rain pattered on the roof of the tent.
    2. b.
      the top outer part of a vehicle
      One man had climbed onto the roof of his car.
  2. 2
    the highest part of an underground area or structure
    rock formations on the roof of the cave



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