in the raw


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in the raw

1. Completely naked. I have a recurring nightmare where I'm walking through school in the raw. As kids, we had no problem going swimming together in the raw.
2. At the most basic, crude, or natural state. No matter how friendly a corporation tries to appear, in the raw, they are only ever concerned with making a profit. The world of animals in nature is fascinating and often beautiful, but in the raw, it is a heartless story of death and survival.
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in the raw

1 in its true state; not made to seem better or more palatable than it actually is. 2 (of a person) naked. informal
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in the ˈraw

in a way that does not hide the unpleasant aspects of something: If you want to see life in the raw, get a job as a police officer.
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in the raw

1. In a crude or unrefined state: nature in the raw.
2. Nude; naked.
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