conical, flat, gabled, mansard, pitched, pointed, sloping, steep | corrugated iron, glass, slate, thatched, tiled, tin | car, church, etc.
VERB + ROOF
The roof is supported by stone columns.
ROOF + VERB
The roof slopes down to the top of the windows.
| cave in, fall in, collapse
Five people were killed when the roof fell in.
ROOF + NOUN
The burglars removed tiles to climb into the roof space.
| covering, slate, tile | beams, rafters, structure, timbers | insulation | garden, terrace
The hotel has a charming roof garden.
in a/the ~
There are small windows in the roof.
| on a/the ~
There's a cat on the roof.
| under your ~
(= in your house)I won't have that man under my roof again!
under one/the same roof
(= in the same building)We're good friends but we could never live under the same roof.
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