roughen

  • 1 Roughen — Rough en, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Roughened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Roughening}.] [From {Rough}.] To make rough. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Roughen — Rough en, v. i. To grow or become rough. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 roughen — ► VERB ▪ make or become rough …

    English terms dictionary

  • 4 roughen — [ruf′ən] vt., vi. to make or become rough …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 roughen — UK [ˈrʌf(ə)n] / US verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms roughen : present tense I/you/we/they roughen he/she/it roughens present participle roughening past tense roughened past participle roughened to become rough, or to make something rough …

    English dictionary

  • 6 roughen — rough, roughen Rough is used as a verb chiefly in the expressions to rough it (= do without basic comforts), to rough out (= to make a sketch of), to rough up (= to attack). Otherwise the verb from rough, meaning ‘to make or become rough’ is… …

    Modern English usage

  • 7 roughen — verb (roughened; roughening) Date: 1582 transitive verb to make rough or rougher < her hands were roughened by work Ellen Glasgow > intransitive verb to become rough …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 8 roughen — roughener, n. /ruf euhn/, v.t., v.i. to make or become rough or rougher. [1580 90; ROUGH + EN1] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 9 roughen — verb a) To make rough. b) To become rough …

    Wiktionary

  • 10 roughen — Synonyms and related words: agitate, beat, beat up, boss, churn, churn up, coarsen, convulse, disarrange, discompose, disquiet, disturb, excite, ferment, flurry, fret, gnarl, grain, granulate, horripilate, knob, paddle, perturb, perturbate,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 11 roughen — rough|en [ˈrʌfən] v [I and T] to become rough, or to make something rough ▪ hands roughened by work …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 roughen — rough|en [ rʌfn ] verb intransitive or transitive to become rough, or to make something rough …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 roughen — [[t]rʌ̱fən[/t]] roughens, roughening, roughened VERB: usu passive If something has been roughened, its surface has become less smooth. [be V ed] ...complexions that have been roughened by long periods in the hot sun... [V ed] She lifted her big,… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 roughen — rough·en || rÊŒfÉ™n v. coarsen, make or become rough …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 15 roughen — verb make or become rough …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 16 roughen — verb (I, T) to become rough, or to make something rough …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 roughen — rough·en …

    English syllables

  • 18 roughen — [ˈrʌf(ə)n] verb [T] to make something rough …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 19 roughen — rough•en [[t]ˈrʌf ən[/t]] v. t. v. i. to make or become rough or rougher • Etymology: 1580–90 …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 roughen — /ˈrʌfən/ (say rufuhn) verb (t) 1. to make rough. –verb (i) 2. to become rough. {rough + en1} …

    Australian English dictionary