Definition of 'roughly'
Example sentences containing 'roughly'
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Roughly chop the stalks into strips and set aside. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Roughly chop and stir through the dried apricots. The Sun (2016)Meanwhile, pick and roughly chop the herbs. The Sun (2016)It is not, and the two together will make you look roughly the width and texture of a railway carriage. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Lightly toast the flaked almonds in a frying pan until they turn golden, then roughly chop half of them and set aside. Times, Sunday Times (2017)In recent years the two cities boasted roughly equal output until New York pulled ahead. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Peel the onions, wash the carrots, then roughly chop with the celery. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There was a belief for a long time that the equinox - when there are roughly equal hours of day and night - affects the weather. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The cost of receiving calls has been cut by roughly the same amount. Times, Sunday Times (2006)That business makes up roughly a quarter of the group. Times, Sunday Times (2014)She had dark hair pulled roughly back and a noticeably bad complexion. Times, Sunday Times (2009)There are a few extremely creative people and a roughly equal number possessing little or no creativity. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Season then roughly chop and add the tomatoes picking out any larger bits of skin. The Sun (2015)Roughly chop and add to the pan. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Roughly cut the stalks and add to the shallots and garlic. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He enjoys thrusting roughly as we make love. The Sun (2009)The number of men and women seemed roughly equal. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Roughly chop the coriander and add to the sauce. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Roughly chop and add the chicken pieces to the food processor. The Sun (2015)Cover with a dampened piece of baking parchment roughly cut to the diameter of the pan. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Now there are roughly equal numbers of men and women. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Pull the leaves off the parsley stems and chop roughly. Times, Sunday Times (2010)When cool enough to handle, roughly chop the rashers into small pieces. The Sun (2014)They were quite roughly handled, one or two of them. Times, Sunday Times (2011)She proudly sports wonky, stained teeth and ties back her hair roughly after her morning swim. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Fuel makes up roughly half of any airline's costs. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Peter pushed her back more roughly than before, and went on. The Railway Children (1906)Set aside to cool before peeling and cutting roughly into 2cm cubes. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Or at least getting back to roughly where you left off 15 years ago. Times, Sunday Times (2016)If any English smuggler found himself roughly handled as a result, he had only himself to blame. THE SCOTTISH ENLIGHTENMENT: The Scots' Invention of the Modern World (2002)Take the recent demonstration in which a man on crutches and'an innocent woman' were both filmed being roughly handled by the police. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'roughly'
British English: roughly /ˈrʌflɪ/ ADVERB
If you do something roughly you do it with too much force.
They pushed him roughly aside.
- American English: roughly
- Arabic: بِقَسْوَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: bruscamente
- Chinese: 粗暴地
- Croatian: grubo
- Czech: zhruba
- Danish: hårdhændet
- Dutch: ruw
- European Spanish: aproximadamente
- Finnish: karkeasti
- French: approximativement
- German: ungefähr
- Greek: βίαια
- Italian: pressappoco
- Japanese: およそ
- Korean: 대략
- Norwegian: omtrent
- Polish: z grubsza
- European Portuguese: bruscamente
- Romanian: cu brutalitate
- Russian: грубо
- Spanish: aproximadamente
- Swedish: ungefär
- Thai: อย่างหยาบ
- Turkish: kabaca
- Ukrainian: різко
- Vietnamese: thô bạo
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