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Meaning of rough stuff

rough' stuff"

Pronunciation: [key]
— Informal. Informal.
  1. violence, as physical assault, torture or shooting.
  2. unnecessary violence or infractions of the rules, as in sports.
  3. blatant vulgarity or obscenity.
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