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rough-hew

(rŭf′hyo͞o′)
tr.v. rough-hewed, rough-hewed or rough-hewn (-hyo͞on′), rough-hew·ing, rough-hews
1. To hew or shape (timber, for example) roughly, without finishing.
2. To make in rough form.
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rough-hew

vb (tr) , -hews, -hewing, -hewed, -hewed or -hewn
1. (Building) to cut or hew (timber, stone, etc) roughly without finishing the surface
2. Also: roughcast to shape roughly or crudely
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rough′-hew′

or rough′hew′,



v.t. -hewed, -hewed or -hewn, -hew•ing.
1. to hew (timber, stone, etc.) roughly or without smoothing or finishing.
2. to shape roughly; give crude form to.
[1520–30]
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rough-hew


Past participle: rough-hewed/rough-hewn
Gerund: rough-hewing

Imperative
rough-hew
rough-hew
Present
I rough-hew
you rough-hew
he/she/it rough-hews
we rough-hew
you rough-hew
they rough-hew
Preterite
I rough-hewed
you rough-hewed
he/she/it rough-hewed
we rough-hewed
you rough-hewed
they rough-hewed
Present Continuous
I am rough-hewing
you are rough-hewing
he/she/it is rough-hewing
we are rough-hewing
you are rough-hewing
they are rough-hewing
Present Perfect
I have rough-hewed/rough-hewn
you have rough-hewed/rough-hewn
he/she/it has rough-hewed/rough-hewn
we have rough-hewed/rough-hewn
you have rough-hewed/rough-hewn
they have rough-hewed/rough-hewn
Past Continuous
I was rough-hewing
you were rough-hewing
he/she/it was rough-hewing
we were rough-hewing
you were rough-hewing
they were rough-hewing
Past Perfect
I had rough-hewed/rough-hewn
you had rough-hewed/rough-hewn
he/she/it had rough-hewed/rough-hewn
we had rough-hewed/rough-hewn
you had rough-hewed/rough-hewn
they had rough-hewed/rough-hewn
Future
I will rough-hew
you will rough-hew
he/she/it will rough-hew
we will rough-hew
you will rough-hew
they will rough-hew
Future Perfect
I will have rough-hewed/rough-hewn
you will have rough-hewed/rough-hewn
he/she/it will have rough-hewed/rough-hewn
we will have rough-hewed/rough-hewn
you will have rough-hewed/rough-hewn
they will have rough-hewed/rough-hewn
Future Continuous
I will be rough-hewing
you will be rough-hewing
he/she/it will be rough-hewing
we will be rough-hewing
you will be rough-hewing
they will be rough-hewing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been rough-hewing
you have been rough-hewing
he/she/it has been rough-hewing
we have been rough-hewing
you have been rough-hewing
they have been rough-hewing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been rough-hewing
you will have been rough-hewing
he/she/it will have been rough-hewing
we will have been rough-hewing
you will have been rough-hewing
they will have been rough-hewing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been rough-hewing
you had been rough-hewing
he/she/it had been rough-hewing
we had been rough-hewing
you had been rough-hewing
they had been rough-hewing
Conditional
I would rough-hew
you would rough-hew
he/she/it would rough-hew
we would rough-hew
you would rough-hew
they would rough-hew
Past Conditional
I would have rough-hewed/rough-hewn
you would have rough-hewed/rough-hewn
he/she/it would have rough-hewed/rough-hewn
we would have rough-hewed/rough-hewn
you would have rough-hewed/rough-hewn
they would have rough-hewed/rough-hewn
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.rough-hew - hew roughly, without finishing the surface; "rough-hew stone or timber"
hew, hew out - make or shape as with an axe; "hew out a path in the rock"
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A number of examples can be quoted to support this claim, one of which is a line from the play Hamlet, 'There's a divinity that shapes our ends/ Rough-hew them how we will.' To make it simpler, it means, man proposes, God disposes.
Suffice it here to note that in addition to the above-quoted echoes of Montaigne Ellrodt notes as "parallels both in thought and phrasing" the line from the essay "Of the art of conferring, concerning fortune: "My consultation doth somewhat roughly hew the matter" (476), which Shakespeare echoes in "There's a divinity that shapes our ends, / Rough-hew them how we will" (5.2.10-11).
Wide benches of rough-hewed old logs grace the edges, of the trails.