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Make or become rough.with object ‘the wind was roughening the surface of the river’no object ‘his voice roughened’
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- ‘The infected seed has purple to brown discoloration and the seed coat may be roughened and cracked.’
- ‘Drain the potatoes well, then use a fork to roughen the outside of each potato to make the crunchy crust.’
- ‘I then used some 180 grit sandpaper to roughen up the surface of the plexi to create the desired effect.’
- ‘The laboratory work often takes a week or two so, while the veneer is being made, you may have a slightly roughened, sensitive tooth.’
- ‘‘Hey,’ he said, quietly, and his voice was cracked, warped and roughened by sleep.’
- ‘Other equipment like discs and harrows can be used to roughen the texture of the soil on a slope.’
- ‘I've heard mixed feedback regarding the use of a mild acid wash to roughen up or etch the surface and create more traction.’
- ‘Etching the parts roughens the surface for better mechanical adhesion of the EN to the magnesium.’
- ‘As the surfaces roughen, inflammation and the number of bleeds can increase.’
- ‘Prepare your work site by cleaning the old concrete and then roughening it up with a stiff wire brush.’
- ‘If the tube is salvageable cut one of the patches to the size required and lightly roughen the area where the patch is to be installed with a bit of sand paper.’
- ‘As the disease progresses, the cartilage that protects the bone becomes roughened, then thins and wears away.’
- ‘Again its a case of getting these young guys to look a bit scarier and to shorten and roughen up their songs.’
- ‘Ian blushed and looked awkwardly to his hands, roughened by work.’
- ‘The coarser the powder, the more the grains roughen up the surface for more of a textured finish.’
- ‘Virginia's voice had roughened to an angry growl.’
- ‘Greer came over to him, concerned, checking the man's pulse as his breathing roughened.’
- ‘His face was roughened by days outdoors in the chill spring, his hair more unruly than ever.’
- ‘He was clean shaven, only a few small whiskers roughened his otherwise smooth chin.’
- ‘Apply a thickening/volumizing product to the root area to roughen the hair's texture there, which will make styling easier.’
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