Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

rough–hew

play
verb, \ˈrəf-ˈhyü\

Definition of rough–hew

rough–hewedrough–hewn \-ˈhyün\rough–hewing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to hew (as timber) coarsely without smoothing or finishing

  3. 2 :  to form crudely




Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up rough–hew? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to manage or play awkwardly

Get Word of the Day daily email!