Definition of coarsely in English:

coarsely

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adverb

  • 1In a coarse manner: Carter laughed coarsely
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    • The aggressive and coarsely humorous moments are mostly unconvincing.
    • Stripping away the levity of certain scenes and shocking the audience with coarsely untheatrical moments may bring out subtle new nuances in unexpected areas, but it gives no impression of a full reading.
    • The food is poorly made, imprecise and coarsely seasoned: less good than you'd expect from the chill counter of a supermarket.
  • 2Into large and irregularly shaped pieces: chop the mushrooms coarsely coarsely grated cheese
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    • Peel, core and coarsely grate the apple (you need about 250g / 8oz grated apple) and mix it into the crumb mixture.
    • Peel the potatoes, coarsely grate them into a bowl and squeeze out as much moisture as possible.
    • Make the dressing by grating the cucumber coarsely and leaving it in a colander, lightly sprinkled with salt, for half an hour.

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