rough out


rough out
verb
prepare in preliminary or sketchy form (Freq. 1)
Syn: ↑rough in, ↑rough
Hypernyms: ↑prepare
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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transitive verb
: to maintain (a horse) solely on pasture or roughage

an experienced steeplechaser roughed out at grass — Veterinary Record

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rough out
To shape out roughly
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Main Entry:rough

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ˌrough ˈout [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they rough out he/she/it roughs out present participle roughing out past tense roughed out past participle roughed out] phrasal verb
to produce a drawing or piece of writing without including all the details

I’ve roughed out a few sketches for you.

Thesaurus: to write or give a summarysynonym to create images on paper and canvassynonym
Main entry: rough

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rough out [phrasal verb]
rough (something) out or rough out (something) : to make (something, such as a drawing or a list) quickly and without including all the details

We'll rough out a general plan.

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Main Entry:rough

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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