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rough something in

to construct or draw something initially, temporarily, or crudely. The carpenter roughed the doorways in without consulting the plans. The carpenter roughed in the doorways without consulting the plans.
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rough something in

also rough in something
to begin the first work on something First the plumber roughed in the drain pipe and water pipes. Make a sketch, rough it in, and then add the details.
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