Definition of roughing in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈrəfiNG/


Ice Hockey
1Unnecessary or excessive use of force, for which a penalty may be assessed: both players draw five minutes for roughing
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  • There were so many ridiculous penalties for body contact and roughing that I felt like the referee was playing schoolmaster to the players.
1.1 American Football Illegal bodily contact with the quarterback or kicker, for which a penalty is assessed.

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