Roughen
Roughen \Rough"en\, v. i. To grow or become rough. [1913 Webster]

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  • Roughen — Rough en, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Roughened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Roughening}.] [From {Rough}.] To make rough. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • roughen — ► VERB ▪ make or become rough …   English terms dictionary

  • roughen — [ruf′ən] vt., vi. to make or become rough …   English World dictionary

  • roughen — UK [ˈrʌf(ə)n] / US verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms roughen : present tense I/you/we/they roughen he/she/it roughens present participle roughening past tense roughened past participle roughened to become rough, or to make something rough …   English dictionary

  • roughen — rough, roughen Rough is used as a verb chiefly in the expressions to rough it (= do without basic comforts), to rough out (= to make a sketch of), to rough up (= to attack). Otherwise the verb from rough, meaning ‘to make or become rough’ is… …   Modern English usage

  • roughen — verb (roughened; roughening) Date: 1582 transitive verb to make rough or rougher < her hands were roughened by work Ellen Glasgow > intransitive verb to become rough …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • roughen — roughener, n. /ruf euhn/, v.t., v.i. to make or become rough or rougher. [1580 90; ROUGH + EN1] * * * …   Universalium

  • roughen — verb a) To make rough. b) To become rough …   Wiktionary

  • roughen — Synonyms and related words: agitate, beat, beat up, boss, churn, churn up, coarsen, convulse, disarrange, discompose, disquiet, disturb, excite, ferment, flurry, fret, gnarl, grain, granulate, horripilate, knob, paddle, perturb, perturbate,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • roughen — rough|en [ˈrʌfən] v [I and T] to become rough, or to make something rough ▪ hands roughened by work …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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