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adverb     roughly pronunciation in American English
  1. 1
    used for showing that an amount, number, time, etc. is not exact

    The meeting lasted roughly 45 minutes.

    We’re roughly the same age.

  2. 2
    in a way that is not gentle

    He pushed roughly past her and out of the room.

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  3. 3
    in a way that is not neat or exact

    The onions should be roughly chopped.

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a rise in the level of a stream or river

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