adjective, rough·er, rough·est.
verb (used with object), roughed, rough·ing.
verb (used without object), roughed, rough·ing.
Origin of rough
SYNONYMS FOR rough
Can be confusedrough ruff
British Dictionary definitions for rough it
- severe towards
- unfortunate for (a person)
Derived Formsroughness, noun
Word Origin for rough
Idioms and Phrases with rough it (1 of 2)
Do without the usual comforts and conveniences, as in We spent our vacation roughing it in a log cabin. This idiom was first recorded in 1768. Mark Twain used it as the title of an account of his experiences in Nevada (Roughing It, 1872).
Idioms and Phrases with rough it (2 of 2)
In addition to the idioms beginning with rough
- rough and ready
- rough and tumble
- rough it
- rough on, be
- rough out
- rough up
- diamond in the rough
- ride roughshod over
- take the rough with the smooth
- when the going gets rough