Translation of roughly in Spanish:

roughly

Pronunciation: /ˈrʌfli/

adv

  • 1.1 (approximately) aproximadamente they are roughly the same length miden aproximadamente or más o menos lo mismo de largo I'll explain roughly how it works explicaré, en líneas generales, cómo funciona roughly speaking, the organ acts as a filter el órgano se comporta como un filtro, por así decirlo roughly, what we plan to do is this en líneas generales, lo que pensamos hacer es lo siguiente
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    • That lack of change means that the economy was, roughly speaking, growing at its potential rate.
    • I think all writers, roughly speaking, are in the education business.
    • In Bordeaux, however, the jeroboam is five litres - roughly equal to six bottles or a half case.
    1.2 (not gently) [play] bruscamente, de manera violenta to treat sb roughly maltratar or tratar mal a algn
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    • She grunted, her eyes widening as his knee pushed into her stomach roughly and violently.
    • Liadan's almond eyes narrow as she pulls her hands roughly out of his gentle grip.
    • The mate roughly picked him up off the deck and held him with his feet just touching ground, looking disgusted.
    1.3 (crudely) toscamente
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    • It is roughly built but the roof is nevertheless sound enough to keep the interior completely dry.
    • It was rectangular and about the length of my hand, and was wrapped roughly in brown paper, like it had been done in a hurry.
    • The buildings looked mainly to be made of wood and roughly cut stone and many farmyard animals were walking around.

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