Roughhew
Roughhew Rough"hew`, v. t. 1. To hew coarsely, without smoothing; as, to roughhew timber. [1913 Webster]

2. To give the first form or shape to; to form rudely; to shape approximately and rudely; to roughcast. [1913 Webster]

There's a divinity that shapes our ends, Roughhew them how we will. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • roughhew — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ transitive verb Etymology: rough (III) + hew 1. : to hew (as timber) coarsely without smoothing or finishing roughhew a statue out of a large block of marble 2. : to give the first form or shape to : form crudely or roughly : roughcast …   Useful english dictionary

  • roughhew — Synonyms and related words: bat out, block out, botch, bungle, carve, cast, chisel, create, cut, dash off, do anyhow, do by halves, do carelessly, do offhand, efform, fake up, fashion, figure, fix, forge, form, formalize, found, frame, fudge up,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • roughhew — v. carve in a rough manner, cut roughly without smoothing …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Preparation — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Preparation >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 preparation preparation Sgm: N 1 providing providing &c. >V. Sgm: N 1 provision provision providence Sgm: N 1 anticipation anticipation &c.(foresight) 510 Sgm …   English dictionary for students

  • rough-hew — /ruf hyooh /, v.t., rough hewed, rough hewed or rough hewn, rough hewing. 1. to hew (timber, stone, etc.) roughly or without smoothing or finishing. 2. to shape roughly; give crude form to. Also, roughhew. [1520 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • bat out — Synonyms and related words: botch, bungle, dash off, do anyhow, do by halves, do carelessly, do offhand, fake up, fudge up, jury rig, knock off, knock out, knock together, lash up, patch, patch together, patch up, pound out, rough out, roughcast …   Moby Thesaurus

  • block out — Synonyms and related words: adumbrate, block in, brief, carve, cast, chalk out, characterize, chisel, close, create, cut, delineate, detail, draft, efform, enumerate, fashion, figure, fix, forge, form, formalize, found, frame, hew, itemize, knead …   Moby Thesaurus

  • botch — Synonyms and related words: anamorphosis, bad job, bad likeness, bat out, be all thumbs, bevue, bitch up, blight, blow, blunder, blunder away, blunder into, blunder on, blunder upon, bobble, boggle, bollix, bonehead play, boner, boo boo, botchery …   Moby Thesaurus

  • bungle — Synonyms and related words: bad job, bat out, be all thumbs, bevue, blooper, blow, blunder, blunder away, blunder into, blunder on, blunder upon, bobble, boggle, bollix, bonehead play, boner, boo boo, botch, bugger, bull, bumble, butcher, clumsy… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • carve — Synonyms and related words: allot, amputate, apportion, assemble, autolithograph, ax, be a printmaker, bisect, block out, book, butcher, calendar, canal, canalize, carve up, cast, catalog, chalk, chalk up, chamfer, channel, character, chase,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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