rough sth out

rough sth out
UK US rough sth out
Phrasal Verb with rough({{}}/rʌf/ verb
to draw or write something simply and without details: »

The architect roughed out the house plans.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • rough something out — DRAFT, sketch out, outline, block out, mock up; formal adumbrate. → rough * * * ˌrough sthˈout derived to draw or write sth without including all the details • I ve roughed out a few ideas. Main entry: ↑rough …   Useful english dictionary

  • ˌsketch sth ˈout — phrasal verb same as sketch I ve just sketched out a rough proposal.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • rough — 1 /rVf/ adjective 1 NOT SMOOTH having an uneven surface: Her hands were rough from hard work. | A rough track led to the farm. | rough grass opposite smooth 1 (1) 2 NOT EXACT not exact or not containing many details approximate: This is just a… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • rough — rough1 W3S2 [rʌf] adj comparative rougher superlative roughest ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(not smooth)¦ 2¦(not exact)¦ 3¦(problems/difficulties)¦ 4¦(not gentle)¦ 5¦(town/area etc)¦ 6¦(weather/sea)¦ 7¦(voice/sound)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • map something out — OUTLINE, set out, lay out, sketch out, trace out, rough out, block out, delineate, detail, draw up, formulate, work out, frame, draft, plan, plot out, arrange, design, programme. → map * * * plan a route or course of action in detail I mapped out …   Useful english dictionary

  • in rough — phrase if you do a piece of written work in rough, you do it in a form that you will finish or improve at a later time Thesaurus: referring to parts of documents or pieces of writingsynonym parts of pieces of writingmeronym Main entry: rough * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bear with sb/sth phrasal — verb (T) 1 bear with me spoken used to ask someone politely to wait while you find out information, finish what you are doing etc: Bear with me a minute, and I ll check if Mr Garrard s in. 2 to be patient or continue to do something difficult or… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • ride — 1 /raId/ verb past tense rode past participle ridden / rIdn/ 1 ANIMAL (I, T) to sit on an animal, especially a horse, and make it move along: She learnt to ride when she was seven. | ride away/across/back etc: He rode away across the marshes. |… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • weather — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ beautiful, excellent, fair, fine, glorious, good, great, ideal, lovely, nice, p …   Collocations dictionary

  • scratch — 1 verb 1 RUB YOU SKIN (I, T) to rub your skin with your nails, especially because it itches (itch1 (1)): Try not to scratch those mosquito bites. 2 MAKE A MARK (T) to rub something sharp or rough against a hard surface so that it makes a thin… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English