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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of rough.

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Examples

  • First, a bizarre incident involving Brad Pitt when one of the guards hired to protect him from the paparazzi actually kind of roughed him up a little.

    CNN Transcript Nov 11, 2008

  • REMY STOOD on the second floor of what appeared to be an old warehouse, in front of a heavy door, a kind of roughed metal, brushed and polished until it gleamed like a rocket.

    The Zero

  • KURTZ: You know, another person who is getting an awful lot of media attention in the last few days besides John McCain is of course Dick Cheney, who's been, I would say, kind of roughed up by the press as we have excavated his voting record, looked into his history of health problems and so forth.

    CNN Transcript - Reliable Sources: Is the Media Coverage of John McCain and Dick Cheney Fair? - July 30, 2000

  • The "roughed" tool is then used to gradually improve the fineness of grinding of the glass.

    On Laboratory Arts

  • The glass-slate tool is then "roughed" just like the lens surface, but, of course, if the lens has been roughed "convex" the tool must be roughed

    On Laboratory Arts

  • Pete also noticed that Malvey "roughed" his horse unnecessarily; that he was a good rider, but a poor horseman.

    The Ridin' Kid from Powder River

  • Even when Big Jim "roughed" his small son, in fun, Smiler grew nervous and bristled, and once, when the mother had smacked Little Jim for some offense or other, Smiler had taken sides to the extent of jumping between the mother and the boy, ready to do instant battle if his young partner were struck again.

    Partners of Chance

  • She began to earn her living at the age of eleven, and has 'roughed' it in the world more severely than many a man.

    God's Good Man

  • She began to earn her living at the age of eleven, and has 'roughed' it in the world more severely than many a man.

    God's Good Man

  • She began to earn her living at the age of eleven, and has 'roughed' it in the world more severely than many a man.

    God's Good Man

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