roost

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1 roost /ˈruːst/ noun
plural roosts
1 roost
/ˈruːst/
noun
plural roosts
Learner's definition of ROOST
[count]
: a place where birds rest or sleep

rule the roost

informal
: to have the most control or authority in a group
2 roost /ˈruːst/ verb
roosts; roosted; roosting
2 roost
/ˈruːst/
verb
roosts; roosted; roosting
Learner's definition of ROOST
[no object] of a bird
: to rest or sleep somewhere

come home to roost

◊ If something from your past comes home to roost or your/the chickens come home to roost, you experience problems that you deserve because they are caused by your past actions or are like the problems you have caused for other people.
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