Rouged Rough-and-ready

Rough

Meanings and phrases

rough

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. having or caused by an irregular surface; unsmooth
  2. not quite exact or correct; approximate; approximative
  3. (of persons or behavior) lacking refinement or finesse
  4. violently agitated and turbulent; - Ezra Pound; boisterous; fierce
  5. unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound; grating; gravelly; rasping; raspy; scratchy
  6. ready and able to resort to force or violence; - Herman Melville; pugnacious
  7. full of hardship or trials; rocky
  8. not carefully or expertly made; crude
  9. unpleasantly stern; harsh
  10. unkind or cruel or uncivil; harsh
  11. of the margin of a leaf shape; having the edge cut or fringed or scalloped
  12. causing or characterized by jolts and irregular movements; rocky; bumpy; jolty; jolting; jumpy
  13. not perfected
  14. not shaped by cutting or trimming; uncut

rough

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. with roughness or violence (`rough' is an informal variant for `roughly'); roughly
  2. with rough motion as over a rough surface; roughly

rough

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the part of a golf course bordering the fairway where the grass is not cut short

rough

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. prepare in preliminary or sketchy form; rough in; rough out

Rough Rider

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n.
  1. a member of the volunteer cavalry regiment led by Theodore Roosevelt in the Spanish-American War (1898)

rough bindweed

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n.
  1. creeping or climbing evergreen having spiny zigzag stems with shiny leaves and racemes of pale-green flowers; Canary Islands to southern Europe and Ethiopia and India; Smilax aspera

rough bristlegrass

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. European foxtail naturalized in North America; often a troublesome weed; green bristlegrass; green foxtail; bottle-grass; bottle grass; Setaria viridis

rough cut

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the first print of a movie after preliminary editing
E.g.
  • Lynch's original rough cut ran for approximately four hours.
  • He said the film "transformed quite a bit" from the rough cut.
  • Studio officials inspected the film's rough cut on 28 February.

rough drawing

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a preliminary sketch of a design or picture; draft

rough fish

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. any fish useless for food or sport or even as bait

rough green snake

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. of southern and eastern United States; Opheodrys aestivus

rough horsetail

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. evergreen erect horsetail with rough-edged stems; formerly used for scouring utensils; scouring rush; Equisetum hyemale; Equisetum hyemale robustum; Equisetum robustum

rough in

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. prepare in preliminary or sketchy form; rough; rough out

rough out

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. prepare in preliminary or sketchy form; rough in; rough

rough pea

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a weak-stemmed winter annual native to Mediterranean region for long established in southern United States; cultivated as a cover and pasture crop; singletary pea; Caley pea; wild winterpea; Lathyrus hirsutus

rough sledding

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a difficulty that can be overcome with effort; hard time

rough up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. treat violently

rough water

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. used of the sea during inclement or stormy weather; choppiness; roughness

rough seas

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E.g.
  • The ships had struck a reef and run aground during rough seas.
  • In mainland Japan, two people drowned after being swept away by rough seas.
  • The last was Sa Fuimaono, who drowned after saving a teenager from rough seas.

rough terrain

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E.g.
  • It should be able to negotiate rough terrain without damage.
  • Poor coordination or rough terrain led to bungled French assaults.
  • Bad Creek was so named on account of rough terrain along its course.

very rough

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E.g.
  • They arrived on 2 November after a very rough passage.
  • This lightness also eases progress on the very rough roads.
  • I kind of have an idea though, and it's very rough right now.

rough weather

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E.g.
  • Needless to say this was not any easy feat and was seldom done in rough weather.
  • He had abandoned his yacht after it lost its mast and its hull was damaged in rough weather.
  • As a result of rough weather conditions, 13 flights were cancelled at the Miho-Yonago Airport.

rough start

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E.g.
  • After a rough start and three seasons in lower leagues, Fiorentina reached the Serie A in 1931.
  • After a rough start to the 2007–08 season, Lehtonen suffered another groin injury on October 18, 2007.
  • Despite having a rough start to the season, Bowyer turned things around in April when he finished 8th at Bristol.

rough draft

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E.g.
  • The rough draft of it appeared in August 1854.
  • J. Hoberman wrote that the film "feels like a rough draft at best."
  • At first, Ginsberg refused, but once he had written a rough draft of "Howl", he changed his "fucking mind", as he put it.

rough surface

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • If the ball has a rough surface, the fluid flowing past it will make it rotate.
  • In this marble, the finished bodies lie in opposition to the tree with a rough surface.
  • In Greece, on a very hot and rough surface, Harri managed a 4th place, winning 1 S.S., the rally winner was Colin McRae.
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