- 1[transitive] round something to go around a corner of a building, a bend in the road, etc. The boat rounded the tip of the island. We rounded the bend at high speed.
- 2[transitive, intransitive] round (something) to make something into a round shape; to form into a round shape She rounded her lips and whistled. His eyes rounded with horror.
- 3[transitive] round something (up/down) (to something) to increase or decrease a number to the next highest or lowest whole number Phrasal Verbsround somethingoff (with something)round somebody/somethingup
NAmE//raʊnd//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they round
he / she / it rounds
past simple rounded
-ing form rounding