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roost

roost

 
 
pronunciation:
rust
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
phrases:
rule the roost, come home to roost
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a perch on which birds, esp. domesticated fowl, rest or sleep, or a place or enclosure provided with such perches.
similar words:
bed
definition 2: a place for people to rest, live, or congregate.
similar words:
bed
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phrase: rule the roost
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: roosted, roosting, roosts
definition: to alight or stay on, or as if on, a roost.
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phrase: come home to roost
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