/ (ɡrʌf) /
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mountaineering a natural channel or fissure in a peat moor; a peat hag
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
Word Origin for grough
C20: possibly the same as grough, an obsolete variant of gruff in the obsolete sense: ``rough'' (of terrain)
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Example sentences from the Web for grough
Thus graff or grough is compounded of grave and rough; and trudge from tread or trot, and drudge.A Grammar of the English Tongue|Samuel Johnson