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rough it

to live without luxury; to live simply; to camp out. During the blackout, we roughed it without electricity. The campers roughed it in the remote cabin for a week.
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rough it

to live in a way that is simple and not very comfortable They prefer roughing it on their travels, taking a tent rather than using hotels.
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rough it

to live in a way that is simple and not very comfortable They prefer to rough it on their travels, and sleep in the car or take a tent.
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rough it

Do without the usual comforts and conveniences, as in We spent our vacation roughing it in a log cabin. This idiom was first recorded in 1768. Mark Twain used it as the title of an account of his experiences in Nevada ( Roughing It, 1872).
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rough it

tv. to live for a short period of time in a relatively primitive state. We went camping and had to rough it for a week.
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rough it

To live without the usual comforts and conveniences: roughed it in a small hunting shack.
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