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  • Info Roughing is an offense and penalty in ice hockey when two players are in a minor altercation.
  • Who would mind roughing it a bit if that were all it meant? Cited from Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow, Jerome K. Jerome2
  • But what is a fellow to do, roughing it up and down the world like me? Cited from Barriers Burned Away, by E. P. Roe
  • You thought you were roughing it a good deal, but look at the state these men are in. Cited from With Rimington, by L. March Phillipps
  • Roughing it the way they do, they can stand 'most anything. Cited from A Modern Instance, by William Dean Howells
  • They had now been roughing it long enough so that they had become really expert in the work. Cited from The Pony Rider Boys in the Ozarks, Patchin
  • He gives a most vivid account of all the roughing they have under gone. Cited from Lady's Life on a Farm in Manitoba, Mrs. Cecil Hall
  • Nearly all the rest are out of place on a roughing expedition. Cited from The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 8, No. 50, December, 1861, by Various
  • I must be near my patient; and I don't mind roughing it. Cited from Captain Brassbound's Conversion by G. Bernard Shaw
  • I used to have some experience in such matters when I was roughing it in Australia. Cited from Bessie's Fortune, by Mary J. Holmes
  • For some time, he handed out as much as we passed to him in the roughing end of the game.
  • But "roughing it" a little is sometimes good for girls as well as boys. Cited from Ruth Fielding on Cliff Island, by Alice Emerson
  • But after roughing up the young man, he is released.
  • She doesn't look as if she was used to roughing it. Cited from The Mystery of Mary, by Grace Livingston Hill
  • Time and roughing it have made their marks on both of us. Cited from Continental Monthly, Vol IV, Issue VI, December 1863, by Various
  • Only two of them knew anything about roughing it. Cited from The Magnetic North, by Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
  • I shall rather enjoy the experience of roughing it for a time. Cited from Three Years in Tristan da Cunha, by K. M. Barrow
  • But in spite of all our roughing we have enjoyed it, and very glad we went. Cited from Lady's Life on a Farm in Manitoba, Mrs. Cecil Hall
  • But in times of war, and in distant lands, soldiers lay their account with roughing it. Cited from Blue Lights, by R.M. Ballantyne
  • "We have to discover a good many things when we are roughing it, you know." Cited from The Pony Rider Boys in the Rockies, Patchin
  • Maybe, they thought a little roughing it would knock some sense into him. Cited from The Observations of Henry, by Jerome K. Jerome
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Root form of roughing is rough for the verb.