1. [syn: rough-hew, roughcast]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Roughhew \Rough"hew`\, v. t.
1. To hew coarsely, without smoothing; as, to roughhew
2. To give the first form or shape to; to form rudely; to
shape approximately and rudely; to roughcast.
There's a divinity that shapes our ends,
Roughhew them how we will. --Shak.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: hew roughly, without finishing the surface; "rough-hew
stone or timber" [syn: rough-hew, roughcast]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
59 Moby Thesaurus words for "roughhew":
bat out, block out, botch, bungle, carve, cast, chisel, create,
cut, dash off, do anyhow, do by halves, do carelessly, do offhand,
efform, fake up, fashion, figure, fix, forge, form, formalize,
found, frame, fudge up, hew, jury-rig, knead, knock off, knock out,
knock together, lash up, lay out, lick into shape, mint, model,
mold, patch, patch together, patch up, pound out, rough out,
roughcast, sculpt, sculpture, set, shape, slap up, stamp, tailor,
thermoform, throw off, throw together, toss off, toss out,
toss together, trifle with, whomp up, work