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rough-hew

or rough·hew

[ ruhf-hyoo ]
/ ˈrʌfˈhyu /
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verb (used with object), rough-hewed, rough-hewed or rough-hewn, rough-hew·ing.
to hew (timber, stone, etc.) roughly or without smoothing or finishing.
to shape roughly; give crude form to.
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Origin of rough-hew

First recorded in 1520–30
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British Dictionary definitions for rough-hew

rough-hew

verb -hews, -hewing, -hewed, -hewed or -hewn (tr)
to cut or hew (timber, stone, etc) roughly without finishing the surface
Also: roughcast to shape roughly or crudely
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