Meaning of roughing in English:

roughing

Pronunciation /ˈrʌfɪŋ/

noun

mass nounIce Hockey
  • Unnecessary or excessive use of force, for which a minor penalty may be given.

    ‘both players draw five minutes for roughing’
    • ‘There were so many ridiculous penalties for body contact and roughing that I felt like the referee was playing schoolmaster to the players.’