roof(
ruf
)
noun
1. (uppermost part of a building) 
a. el techo (M) 
The roof is leaking.El techo está goteando.
b. el tejado (M) 
The cat is on the roof.El gato está en el tejado.
2. (uppermost part of a car or cave) 
a. el techo (M) 
Numerous stalactites hung from the roof of the cave.Numerosas estalactitas colgaban del techo de la cueva.
She left her coffee on the roof of the car and drove off.Dejó su café en el techo del carro y se marchó.
transitive verb
3. (to put a roof on) 
a. techar 
You can roof your house with tiles.Puedes techar tu casa con tejas.
roof
Noun
1. (of building) 
a. el tejado (M) 
2. (of car, tunnel, cave) 
a. el techo (M) 
to have a roof over one's headtener un techo or sitio donde dormir
to live under one or the same roofvivir bajo el mismo techo
3. (colloquial) 
a. no direct translation 
to hit the roofponerse hecho(a) una furia
4. (colloquial) 
a. no direct translation 
to go through the roofponerse por las nubes
the roof of the mouthel paladar, el cielo de la boca
roof gardenazotea con jardín or ajardinada
5. (aut) 
a. no direct translation 
roof rackbaca f
transitive verb
6. (general) 
a. techar, cubrir 
roof [ruːf]
noun
roofs (plural) [of building] tejado (m); especially (Esp) techo (m); especially (LAm) [of car etc] techo (m)
flat roof azotea (f)
to have a roof over one's head tener dónde cobijarse
the roof of heaven la bóveda celeste
the roof of the mouth el paladar
to live under the same roof vivir bajo el mismo techo
prices are going through the roof los precios están por las nubes
he hit the roof se subió por las paredes (informal)
to lift the roof (Britain)
raise the roof
(protest) poner el grito en el cielo
Thatcher loyalists are expected to raise the roof when she steps onto the stage
when the staff arrived the infant was still raising the roof cuando el personal llegó, el niño todavía estaba llorando a grito pelado; the cheers and roars of approval lifted the pavilion roof el pabellón se vino abajo con los vivas y los gritos de aprobación
transitive verb
(also roof in) (also roof over) techar; poner techo a
it is roofed in wood tiene techo de madera; to roof a hut in or with wood poner techo de madera a una caseta
modifier
roof garden (n) azotea (f) con flores y plantas
roof rack (n) especially (Britain) (Aut) baca (f); portamaletas (m); portaequipajes (m); parrilla (f); (LAm)
Phrases with "roof"
Here are the most popular phrases with "roof." Click the phrases to see the full entry.
on the roof
en el techo
on top of the roof
sobre el techo
top of the roof
la parte superior del techo
roof truss
la armadura del techo
Examples
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