under one roof/under the same roof meaning, under one roo... | English Cobuild dictionary



  ( roofs    plural  )
The plural can be pronounced [PH:r][PH:u][PH::][PH:f][PH:s] or [PH:r][PH:u][PH::][PH:v][PH:z].     
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  



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  

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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
think alike about a certain topic; be aligned in opinions; feel the same way about smth.
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.
to do two things at the same time using the effort needed to do only one
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
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.
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
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"
one who makes stripes and epaulettes
Slang expression meaning one being annoying.
"You`re a prick when you ask those questions."
going from one bar to another
one who solves people's problems
one who designs a room interior
a modern version of the popular saying "killing two birds with one stone" derived from the popular video game "angry birds."
have everything together; have all things settled/organized
E.g.: Just when I had got all my ducks in a row and I was ready to go, I received a call and had to cancel my trip.


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