rough–hew

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verb \ˈrəf-ˈhyü\

Definition of rough–hew

rough–hewed

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rough–hewn

\-ˈhyün\;

rough–hewing

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

  3. 2 :  to form crudely

1530

First Known Use of rough–hew

1530

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