Synonyms for roughen
- beat up
- knock about
- knock around
- slap around
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ROUGHEN
Ma must not roughen her hands or the silks she worked with would be spoiled.
Do not use a knife in removing the paper, as it is liable to roughen the wood.
"And love has wings," he said, twisting his face comically to roughen the words.
Do not use a knife in removing the paper, as it is likely to roughen the wood.
If we roughen a corn stalk with sand-paper we may sharpen a knife upon it.
This slide was in perfect condition, and the otters were careful not to roughen it.
It is then rubbed with fine sandstone to roughen the surface.
A grisly mustache was just beginning to roughen the stranger's upper lip.
Plane it straight and roughen its two-inch surface with a file.
The rubber used should not be of a harsh grade, since that will roughen the face of the paper and probably cause the ink to run.