rough something in

rough something in
rough (something) in to begin the first work on something.

First the plumber roughed in the drain pipe and water pipes.

Make a sketch, rough it in, and then add the details.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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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

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  • rough in — rough (something) in to begin the first work on something. First the plumber roughed in the drain pipe and water pipes. Make a sketch, rough it in, and then add the details …   New idioms dictionary

  • rough out — verb prepare in preliminary or sketchy form (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑rough in, ↑rough • Hypernyms: ↑prepare • Verb Frames: Somebody s something * * * …   Useful english dictionary

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  • rough — adj 1 Rough, harsh, uneven, rugged, scabrous are comparable when they mean not having a smooth or even surface, exterior, or texture. Rough, the usual and comprehensive word, basically applies to whatever may be said to have a surface or an… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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