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rough British & World English

Having an uneven or irregular surface; not smooth or level

rough English Thesaurus

she stumbled on the rough ground

rough cut British & World English

The first version of a film after preliminary editing

rough-dry British & World English

Dry (something) roughly or imperfectly

rough-up British & World English

A disorderly bout of fighting

live rough British & World English

Live and sleep outdoors as a consequence of having no proper home

rough edges British & World English

Small imperfections

rough stuff British & World English

Violent behaviour

sleep rough British & World English

Sleep in uncomfortable conditions, typically out of doors

rough copy British & World English

A first draft of a piece of writing

Rough Fell British & World English

A sheep of a large long-woolled breed found in the Pennine area of England

rough-hewn British & World English

Denoting wood or stone that has been cut with a tool such as an axe, so that its surface is not smooth

rough hound British & World English

Another term for dogfish111.

rough-rider British & World English

A person who rides horses frequently

rough spin British & World English

A period of hardship, misfortune, or harsh treatment

rough trade British & World English

Rough or lower-class men sought, and sometimes paid, as casual sexual partners by more privileged or affluent men

rough trot British & World English

A period of hardship, misfortune, or harsh treatment

rough pull New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

proof pulled by hand on inferior paper for correction purposes

rough justice British & World English

Treatment that is not scrupulously fair or in accordance with the law

rough passage British & World English

A journey over rough sea

rough-coated British & World English

(Of a dog or other animal) having relatively coarse fur which does not lie flat

rough collie British & World English

A dog of a rough-coated breed of collie, typically black and white or black, white, and tan

rough diamond British & World English

An uncut diamond

rough grazing British & World English

Uncultivated land used for grazing livestock

rough timber British & World English

Partly dressed timber, having only the branches removed

rough tongue British & World English

The habit of speaking rudely

cut up rough British & World English

Behave in an aggressive, quarrelsome, or awkward way

a rough ride British & World English

A difficult (or easy) time doing something

bit of rough British & World English

A male sexual partner whose toughness or lack of sophistication is a source of attraction

in the rough British & World English

Without decoration or other treatment; in a natural state

rough-textured British & World English

Having an uneven surface or coarse texture; not smooth

rough as bags British & World English

Lacking refinement; coarse

rough it in rough British & World English

Live in discomfort with only basic necessities

rough and ready British & World English

Crude but effective

rough and tumble British & World English

A situation without rules or organization; a free-for-all

rough and ready English Thesaurus

a somewhat rough and ready solution to the problem

rough and tumble English Thesaurus

the row started a real rough and tumble

rough and ready New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(three words, hyphens when attributive)

rough-winged swallow British & World English

A brown-backed American swallow

rough around the edges British & World English

Having a few imperfections

rough something out in rough British & World English

Produce a preliminary and unfinished version of something

the rough end of the pineapple British & World English

A situation in which someone receives unfair or harsh treatment

take the rough with the smooth British & World English

Accept the unpleasant aspects of life as well as the good

live rough in live1 British & World English

Live and sleep outdoors as a consequence of having no proper home


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