rough out

phrasal verb
roughed out; roughing out; roughs out

Definition of rough out

: to make (something, such as a drawing or a list) quickly and without including all the details We'll rough out a general plan.

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“Rough out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rough%20out. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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