Definition of Rough up

1. Verb. Treat violently. "They want to rough up the prisoners "; "The police strong-armed the suspect"

Generic synonyms: Beat, Beat Up, Work Over

Definition of Rough up

1. Verb. to manhandle or beat up ¹

2. Verb. To make rough, to roughen (especially doing so to wood while raising the grain) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rough Up

rough fish
rough green snake
rough horsetail
rough horsetails
rough house
rough in
rough line
rough microsome
rough out
rough pea
rough sledding
rough strain
rough trees
rough trot
rough up (current term)
rough up the bullpen
rough water

Literary usage of Rough up

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1. Contributions from the New York Botanical Garden by New York Botanical Garden (1907)
"furrowed when dry, the beaked lid about two-thirds length of capsule ; calyptra smooth, fimbriate at base ; spores rough, up to i6/^. ..."

2. Annual Report of the Isthmian Canal Commission by Isthmian Canal Commission (U.S.), United States President (1901-1909 : Roosevelt), Canal Zone Governor (1914)
"Of the remaining 8 four-family quarters, 5 were complete in the rough, up to and including the second-floor slab, and 3 up to and including the first floor ..."

3. Fores's Sporting Notes & Sketches. a Quarterly Magazine Descriptive of (1897)
"Sit hard, it's a bit rough up here.' It was a bit rough ' up here' for the better part of a mile through the fields, and I was not sorry when we entered a ..."

4. Suomalais-englantilainen sanakirja by Severi Alanne (1919)
"rumple, ruffle; rough up [one's hair, tukkansa] ; dishevel; (kangasta) roughen, teased); 2. ..."

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