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Meaning of rough-hew

rough-hew

Pronunciation: (ruf'hy'), [key]
— -hewed, -hewed -hewn, -hew•ing.
  1. to hew (timber, stone, etc.) roughly or without smoothing or finishing.
  2. to shape roughly; give crude form to.
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