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rough in

Definition of rough in

  1. :  to make a rough or unfinished version of (something, such as a design) as the first step in creating the finished version <Rough in the lettering on your poster.> <He roughed in the frame of the new door.>



Word by Word Definitions

roughplay
  1. :  marked by inequalities, ridges, or projections on the surface :  coarse

    :  covered with or made up of coarse and often shaggy hair — compare smooth, wirehaired

    :  having a broken, uneven, or bumpy surface

  1. :  roughly

    :  without usual conveniences

    :  without proper shelter

  1. :  uneven ground covered with high grass, brush, and stones

    :  such ground bordering a golf fairway

    :  the rugged or disagreeable side or aspect

  1. :  roughen

    :  to subject to abuse :  manhandle, beat

    :  to subject to unnecessary and intentional violence in a sport


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