English version

roost in Birds topic

roostroost2 verb [intransitive]  1 HBBif a bird roosts, it rests or sleeps somewhere2 somebody’s chickens come home to roost→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
roostEventually, of course, the chickens came home to roost.The lessons of what it meant to be the formal authority were coming home to roost.The chickens were free to roam this winter garden, although the sensible ones had gone to roost by now.From daytime feeding grounds up to twenty miles away, they converge on Abbey Park to roost for the night.Bryan now has an estimated 50,000 to 75,000 egrets roosting in nine parts of town.Many traditionally fortean phenomena have since come to roost in the world of science.They like roosting on telegraph poles.The darkness of winter twilight was roosting on the land.