To rough it
Rough Rough, v. t. 1. To render rough; to roughen. [1913 Webster]

2. To break in, as a horse, especially for military purposes. --Crabb. [1913 Webster]

3. To cut or make in a hasty, rough manner; -- with out; as, to rough out a carving, a sketch. [1913 Webster]

{Roughing rolls}, rolls for reducing, in a rough manner, a bloom of iron to bars.

{To rough it}, to endure hard conditions of living; to live without ordinary comforts. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • rough it — {v. phr.} To live like primitive people; live with little of the comfort and equipment of civilization. * /Scouts like to rough it in the woods on weekend hikes./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • rough it — {v. phr.} To live like primitive people; live with little of the comfort and equipment of civilization. * /Scouts like to rough it in the woods on weekend hikes./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • rough it — tv. to live for a short period of time in a relatively primitive state. □ We went camping and had to rough it for a week. □ With no electricity in our house, I roughed it by burning candles …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • rough\ it — v. phr. To live like primitive people; live with little of the comfort and equipment of civilization. Scouts like to rough it in the woods on weekend hikes …   Словарь американских идиом

  • rough it — phrasal : to endure hard or primitive living conditions : live without ordinary comforts rough it on a camping trip * * * rough it 1. To live in rough or basic conditions (to which one is unaccustomed) 2. To take whatever hardships come • • •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • rough it — informal to live without things that you usually live with, for example water or electricity Let s rough it and go camping …   English dictionary

  • rough it — to live in a way that is simple and not very comfortable. They prefer roughing it on their travels, taking a tent rather than using hotels …   New idioms dictionary

  • rough it — phrasal to live under harsh or primitive conditions …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • rough it — do without conveniences or luxuries (especially with regards to time spent in the wilderness); live very simply, be satisfied with very little …   English contemporary dictionary

  • rough-it — Verb. To live without all the usual pleasures and amenities …   English slang and colloquialisms

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