Definition Rough

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Definition

rough: tough, dangerous, unpleasant, hard, difficult
adjective
Patrick suspected it was a rough neighborhood when he saw that none of the cars had tires or doors.
to rough someone up to beat someone up, to intimidate physically, to slap someone about

(a) rough (list): (a list) in its preliminary form, which is not complete
adjective
Pronunciation examples
UK: This jumper is really rough and it irritates my skin.
US: Audrey's new boyfriend seems very rough.

Examples

  • "This morning my commute took me through a rather rough neighborhood."
  • "It's just a rough list."
  • "Other travellers were so rough that they made me feel glamorous, slender, and like I was going to be mugged."
  • "I'm not sure why he would choose to live there - from what I've read, it seems like nothing but large black bears and rough lumberjacks."

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