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American English: /ˈrəfli/
British English: /ˈrʌfli/

Translation of roughly in Spanish:


  • 1 (approximately) 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
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 2 (not gently)
    de manera violenta
    to treat somebody roughly
    maltratar or tratar mal a alguien
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 3 (crudely)
    Example sentences
    • 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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