rough up

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rough up (third-person singular simple present roughs up, present participle roughing up, simple past and past participle roughed up)

  1. to manhandle or beat up
    The gangsters roughed him up a little.
  2. To make rough, to roughen (especially doing so to wood while raising the grain)

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