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Idioms for rough

    in the rough, in a rough, crude, or unfinished state: The country has an exciting potential, but civilization there is still in the rough.
    rough it, to live without the customary comforts or conveniences; endure rugged conditions: We really roughed it on our fishing trip.

Origin of rough

before 1000; Middle English (adj. and noun); Old English rūh (adj.); cognate with Dutch ruig, German rauh

OTHER WORDS FROM rough

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH rough

rough ruff
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British Dictionary definitions for roughly (1 of 2)

roughly
/ (ˈrʌflɪ) /

adverb

without being exact or fully authenticated; approximatelyroughly half the candidates were successful
in a clumsy, coarse, or violent mannerhis captors did not treat him roughly
in a crude or primitive mannera slab of roughly hewn stone

British Dictionary definitions for roughly (2 of 2)

Derived forms of rough

roughness, noun

Word Origin for rough

Old English rūh; related to Old Norse ruksa, Middle Dutch rūge, rūwe, German rauh
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Idioms and Phrases with roughly

rough

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