Definition of rough verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

rough

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//rʌf//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rʌf//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they rough
BrE BrE//rʌf//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rʌf//
 
he / she / it roughs
BrE BrE//rʌfs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rʌfs//
 
past simple roughed
BrE BrE//rʌft//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rʌft//
 
past participle roughed
BrE BrE//rʌft//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rʌft//
 
-ing form roughing
BrE BrE//ˈrʌfɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrʌfɪŋ//
 
 
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Word Origin Old English rūh, of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch ruw and German rauh.Idioms (informal) to live in a way that is not very comfortable for a short time We can sleep on the beach. I don't mind roughing it for a night or two. See related entries: Camping Phrasal Verbsrough somethingoutrough somebodyup
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