roof over

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roof over

To construct or install a roof above or on top of something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "roof" and "over." Often used in passive constructions. Once we roof over the patio, it will be really nice to sit out there in the summertime. I've got the four walls of the shed put together. No I just need to roof it over. We've had a lot more foot traffic in the market now that the square has been roofed over.
See also: over, roof
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roof something over

to build a roof over something; to provide something with a roof. After the destructive storm they had to roof the shed over so that the cow would have some shelter. We will roof over the patio and turn the area into a porch.
See also: over, roof
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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