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roost

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of roost

  1. 1 to come to rest after descending from the air <pigeons flying home to roost on the roof> Synonyms land, light, perch, alight, settle, touch downRelated Words belly-land, crash-landNear Antonyms arise, ascend, climb, rise; float, fly, glide, plane, soar, wing; hang, hoverAntonyms blast off, take off

  2. 2 to establish or place comfortably or snugly <a gang of friends had roosted themselves around the ski lodge's massive fireplace> Synonyms install, lodge, nestle, perch, ensconce, settleRelated Words deploy, emplace, fix, locate, park, plant, position, set, situate, station; anchor, bivouac, camp, camp (out); burrow, curl up, dig in; harbor, house




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