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  ( roofs    plural  )
The plural can be pronounced ru:fs or ru:vz.     
1       n-count   The roof of a building is the covering on top of it that protects the people and things inside from the weather.  
...a small stone cottage with a red slate roof...     
2       n-count   The roof of a car or other vehicle is the top part of it, which protects passengers or goods from the weather.  
The car rolled onto its roof, trapping him.     
3       n-count   The roof of your mouth is the highest part of the inside of your mouth.  
the N of n  
She clicked her tongue against the roof of her mouth.     
4    If the level of something such as the price of a product or the rate of inflation goes through the roof, it suddenly increases very rapidly indeed.  
go through the roof      phrase   V inflects  
Prices for Korean art have gone through the roof.     
5    If you hit the roof or go through the roof, you become very angry indeed, and usually show your anger by shouting at someone.  
hit the roof/go through the roof      phrase   V inflects  
Sergeant Long will hit the roof when I tell him you've gone off.     
6    If a group of people inside a building raise the roof, they make a very loud noise, for example by singing or shouting.  
raise/lift the roof      phrase   V inflects  
He raised the roof at the conference when he sang his own version of the socialist anthem, The Red Flag.     
7    If a number of things or people are under one roof or under the same roof, they are in the same building.  
under one roof/under the same roof             phrase   PHR after v, v-link PHR  
The firms intend to open either together under one roof or alongside each other in shopping malls...     
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
In addition to the uses shown below, under is also used in phrasal verbs such as `go under' and `knuckle under'.     
1       prep   If a person or thing is under something, they are at a lower level than that thing, and may be covered or hidden by it.  
...swimming in the pool or lying under an umbrella..., Under a wide shelf that holds coffee jars stands a pile of magazines..., She buried her head under the covers, pretending to be asleep..., A path runs under the trees.     
2       prep   In a place such as a sea, river, or swimming pool, if someone or something is under the water, they are fully in the water and covered by it.  
They said he'd been held under the water and drowned..., Goldfish were swimming lazily in a group just under the surface.     
      Under is also an adverb., adv   ADV after v  
When the water was up to his neck, a hand came from behind and pushed his head under.     
3       prep   If you go under something, you move from one side to the other of something that is at a higher level than you.  
He went under a brick arch..., A river boat passed under the bridge.     
4       prep   Something that is under a layer of something, especially clothing, is covered by that layer.  
I was wearing two sweaters under the green army jacket..., It was hard to see the colours under the layer of dust.     
5       prep   You can use under before a noun to indicate that a person or thing is being affected by something or is going through a particular process.  
...fishermen whose livelihoods are under threat..., I'm rarely under pressure and my co-workers are always nice to me..., Firemen said they had the blaze under control..., He was rushed to court yesterday under armed guard.     
6       prep   If something happens under particular circumstances or conditions, it happens when those circumstances or conditions exist.  
His best friend was killed by police under extremely questionable circumstances..., Under normal conditions, only about 20 to 40 per cent of vitamin E is absorbed...     
7       prep   If something happens under a law, agreement, or system, it happens because that law, agreement, or system says that it should happen.  
Under law, your employer has the right to hire a temporary worker to replace you..., Under the Constitution, you cannot be tried twice for the same crime.     
8       prep   If something happens under a particular person or government, it happens when that person or government is in power.  
There would be no new taxes under his leadership., ...the realities of life under a brutal dictatorship...     
9       prep   If you study or work under a particular person, that person teaches you or tells you what to do.  
Kiefer was just one of the artists who had studied under Beuys in the early Sixties..., I am the new manager and you will be working under me.     
10       prep   If you do something under a particular name, you use that name instead of your real name.  
Were any of your books published under the name Amanda Fairchild?..., The patient was registered under a false name.     
11       prep   You use under to say which section of a list, book, or system something is in.  
This study is described under `General Diseases of the Eye'..., `Where would it be?'—`Filed under C, second drawer down.'     
12       prep   If something or someone is under a particular age or amount, they are less than that age or amount.  
PREP amount     (Antonym: over)    ...jobs for those under 65..., Expenditure this year should be just under 15 billion pounds.     
      Under is also an adverb., adv   amount and ADV  
...free childminding service for 5's and under.     
    under wraps  

down under     
People sometimes refer to Australia and New Zealand as down under.  
  (mainly BRIT)  
INFORMAL      phrase   prep PHR, PHR after v  
For summer skiing down under, there is no better place than New Zealand.     
snowed under     
If you say that you are snowed under, you are emphasizing that you have a lot of work or other things to deal with.  
INFORMAL      adj   v-link ADJ, usu ADJ with n     (emphasis)    Ed was snowed under with fan mail when he was doing his television show.     
1       prefix   Under- is used to form words that express the idea that there is not enough of something. For example if people are underfed, they are not getting enough food.  
Make sure that you are not underinsured..., Victorian cut glass is perhaps the most underpriced area of the antique glass market.     
2       prefix   Under- is added to the beginning of nouns that refer to a job or rank in order to form nouns that refer to a less important job or rank.  
...the new undersecretary of education., ...clients who wouldn't deal with an undermanager.     
under age   , underage  
1       adj   A person who is under age is legally too young to do something, for example to drink alcohol, have sex, or vote.  
Underage youths can obtain alcohol from their older friends., ...girls who have babies when they are under age.     
2       adj   Under age activities such as drinking or smoking are carried out by people who are legally too young to do them.  
ADJ n  
...his efforts to stop under age drinking and drug abuse.     
under-secretary        ( under-secretaries    plural  ) , undersecretary   An under-secretary is a senior official with an important post in a government department.      n-count  
...Under-Secretary of State Reginald Bartholomew.     
under way      , underway  
If an activity is under way, it has already started. If an activity gets under way, it starts.      adj   v-link ADJ  
An investigation is underway to find out how the disaster happened..., The conference gets under way later today with a debate on the family.     

Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  




1    below, beneath, on the bottom of, underneath  
2    directed by, governed by, inferior to, junior to, reporting to, secondary to, subject to, subordinate to, subservient to  
3    belonging to, comprised in, included in, subsumed under  
4    below, beneath, down, downward, lower, to the bottom  
1 & 4    above, over, up, upper, upward  

go under     
default, die, drown, fail, fold     (informal)   founder, go down, sink, submerge, succumb  
knuckle under  
      vb   accede, acquiesce, capitulate, give in, give way, submit, succumb, surrender, yield  
   be defiant, dig one's heels in     (informal)   hold out (against), kick up (a fuss or stink), rebel, resist  
under way     
afoot, begun, going on, in business, in motion, in operation, in progress, started  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
think alike about a certain topic; be aligned in opinions; feel the same way about smth.
term used for describing the lifestyle of married or unmarried long-term couples who don't live under the same roof
[Psych.] acronym: LAT. e.g LAT couples, LAT relationships
to do two things at the same time using the effort needed to do only one
A meeting of people who have the same interests, or belong to the same organization
I like conventions more than meeting with people who have nothing in common with me.
a round and sweet fruit with pale, orange-colored skin that comes from a tree of the same name
1. using copyright law to make a piece of work freely available and allowing its free distribution and modification (as long as its derivate versions follow the same copyright rules)
competitive set: a group of other brands offering a similar product or service, to the same consumers
to use something (an object or a substance) in a new way: not the same as "recycle"
can sometimes be translated as "détourner"
a clusterfuck means several problems occurring at the same time
Mainly US usage, very colloquial/vulgar
watch a great number of episodes from the same television series in a row
portmanteau word: binge (excessive consumption of something) + watching
deux chefs ne peuvent pas partager un même territoire
celui qui ploie sous un fardeau en connaît seul le poids
partner during an event
E.g.: Tom will be her plus one to the party.
generally, an endearment expression used to describe someone who, contrary to the appearances, proves to have strength, determination
a modern version of the popular saying "killing two birds with one stone" derived from the popular video game "angry birds."
buy one, get one free
It's a common form of sales promotion. This marketing technique is universally known in the marketing industry by the acronym BOGOF.
stop talking; refrain from saying something
be kept waiting
to lose one's temper
very familiar
(about a positive event/situation) happen out of the blue, without any effort from the impacted persons
make a lot of efforts to understand something
spoil someone's plans; spoil someone's pleasure or joy.
I hate to rain on your parade, but we will not be able to host your birthday party next week.
expression used to describe the practice of a company using internally the marketed products
[Bus.] expression originating from and widely used in software industry; the practice is also known as "dogfooding"
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