rough

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rough is part of the Basic English 850.

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
rough

Plural
roughs

  1. (countable) A rough is a person who is rude.

Adjective[change]

Positive
rough

Comparative
rougher

Superlative
roughest

  1. Having small bumps on it. Not smooth.
    The wooden table felt rough until he rubbed it with sandpaper to make it smooth.
    Stone roads are rough and make my bicycle go up and down.
  2. Not perfect.
    I quickly drew a rough map to help him find the place.
  3. If something is rough, it is difficult.
    Life can be rough sometimes.

Verb[change]

Plain form
rough

Third-person singular
roughs

Past tense
roughed

Past participle
roughed

Present participle
roughing

  1. If you rough something, you create it in an approximate form.
    Rough in the shape first, then polish the details.

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