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Related to rough-hew: hew out
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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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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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.
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Past participle: rough-hewed/rough-hewn
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