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Definition of live rough in English:

Live and sleep outdoors as a consequence of having no proper home: hundreds of refugees have been living rough on the streets
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  • She says up to 1,000 children are now living rough, sleeping under hedges and bridges and begging to survive, many of them glue sniffing.
  • The new clinic is being built to aid the 500 homeless children living rough in the city.
  • While homelessness is increasing nationally, Waterford has only a handful of people living rough on the streets, according to a number of charitable agencies.
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