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



BrE BrE//rʌf//
; NAmE NAmE//rʌf//
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  • using force or violence Do they always play this rough?
  • Word OriginOld English rūh, of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch ruw and German rauh.Idioms (British English) to live or sleep outdoors, usually because you have no home and no money young people sleeping rough on the streets
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: rough