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Definition of round verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they round
    he / she / it rounds
    past simple rounded
    -ing form rounding
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  1. 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. 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. 3[transitive] round something (up/down) (to something) to increase or decrease a number to the next highest or lowest whole number
  4. Phrasal Verbsround somethingoff (with something)round somebody/somethingup
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: round