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raw

2 noun
     
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in the raw

a) seen in a way that does not hide cruelty and violence:
He went on the streets to experience life in the raw.
It was my first exposure to India in the raw.
b) informal not wearing any clothes [= in the nude]:
sunbathing in the raw
2

catch/touch somebody on the raw

British English to say or do something that upsets someone:
She flinched, caught on the raw by his question.

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