Definition of roughly
- treated the prisoner roughly
- roughly dressed lumber
- roughly 20 percent
Roughly translated, it means “hurry up!”.
The new product is modeled roughly on an earlier design.
He threw the package roughly in the truck.
The guard told us roughly that we had to stand back.
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: not exactly but close in number, quality, meaning, etc.
: in a way that is not gentle or careful
: in a very simple or basic way
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