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British English: /rʌf/
American English: /rəf/

Translation of rough in French:


  • 1 (Sport) (in golf)
    rough (m)
  • 2 (unfinished copy) (draft)
    (sketch) (gen) [technical]
    to write something out in rough
    écrire quelque chose au brouillon


  • 2 (brutal)
    (person, treatment, behaviour, sport)
    (area, district)
    to be rough with somebody/something
    être brutal avec quelqu'un/quelque chose
    to get rough (with somebody)
    devenir violent (avec quelqu'un)
  • 3 (approximate)
    (description, map, indication)
    (translation, calculation)
    (figure, estimate)
    can you give me a rough idea of the cost?
    est-ce que vous pouvez me donner une idée approximative du coût?
  • 4 (difficult)
    (life, period)
    to be rough on somebody
    être dur avec quelqu'un
    it's rough on you/him
    c'est dur pour toi/lui
    we're having a rough time
    on traverse une période difficile
    to give somebody a rough ride
    rendre la vie dure à quelqu'un
    he's had a rough deal (informal)
    il a été traité injustement
  • 6 (harsh)
    (voice, sound, taste, wine)
  • 8
    (unwell) See examples: to feel/to look rough
    se sentir/avoir l'air patraque


  • 1 (outdoors) See examples: to sleep/to live rough
    dormir/vivre à la dure


to cut up rough


to rough it

vivre à la dure

Phrasal verbs

rough in

rough in [something] (sketch)
(estimate) (figures, details)

rough out

rough out [something]
(plan, proposal, drawing)

rough up

rough [somebody] up, rough up [somebody] 1.1 (manhandle) 1.2 (beat up)

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