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  1. The unmowed part of a golf course.
  2. A crude person.
  3. (cricket) A scuffed and roughened area of the pitch, where the bowler's feet fall, used as a target by spin bowlers because of its unpredictable bounce.
    1. To create in an approximate form.
    Rough in the shape first, then polish the details.
    1. To physically assault someone in retribution for something specific.
    The gangsters roughed him up a little.
    adjective (rough, er)
    1. Having a texture that has much friction. Not smooth; uneven.
      • 2005, w:Plato, Plato, Sophist. Translation by Lesley Brown. w:Stephanus pagination, 229e.
      • : Teaching that's done by talking seems to have one path and another part which is smoother.
        1. approximate, Approximate.
        A rough estimate.
        1. turbulent, Turbulent.
        The sea was .
        1. difficult, Difficult; trying.
        Being a teenager these days can be .
        1. crude, Crude; unrefined
        His manners are a bit , but he means well.
        1. violent, Violent; not careful or subtle
        This box has been through some handling.
    • Dutch: ruw, ruig
    • French: rugueux
    • German: rauh, grob
    • Italian: approssimato (2), mosso (3), difficile (4), rude (5)
    • Spanish: aspero
    Etymology: rÅh

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