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"rough sth out" in British English

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rough sth out

phrasal verb with rough uk /rʌf/ us /rʌf/ verb

If you rough out a drawing, idea, or plan, you draw or write the main parts of it without giving its details.

(Definition of “rough sth out” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"rough sth out" in Business English

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rough sth out

phrasal verb with rough uk /rʌf/ us verb

to draw or write something simply and without details:

The architect roughed out the house plans.

(Definition of “rough sth out” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)