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1‘a quick sketch of the proposed design’
drawing, preliminary drawing, outline
diagram, representation, delineation, design, plan, artist's impression
technical underdrawing, cartoon, maquette, ébauche, esquisse, croquis
2‘she slipped next door and gave May a rough sketch of what had happened’
outline, brief idea, rundown, run-through, main points, thumbnail sketch, bones, bare bones, skeleton
summary, synopsis, brief description, recapitulation, summarization, abstract, precis, résumé
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3‘a biographical sketch’
description, portrait, vignette, cameo, profile, portrayal, depiction
4‘a hilarious sketch from their latest BBC series’
skit, scene, piece, performance, act, item, turn, routine, number
1‘as they talked, he began to sketch the garden’
draw, make a drawing of, draw a picture of, depict, portray, represent, delineate, pencil
rough out, outline
2‘the company sketched out its plans for tackling the problem’
describe, outline, give a brief idea of, give a rundown of, give a thumbnail sketch of, rough out, block out, trace out, chalk out, map out, delineate, indicate
summarize, give a summary of, give an abstract of, give an precis of, give an résumé of, precis, recapitulate
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