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rough +‎ work


roughwork (third-person singular simple present roughworks, present participle roughworking, simple past and past participle roughworked)

  1. (dated, rare, transitive) To work over coarsely, without regard to nicety or smoothness.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for roughwork in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)