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Definition of round verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    round

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//raʊnd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//raʊnd//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they round
    BrE BrE//raʊnd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//raʊnd//
     
    he / she / it rounds
    BrE BrE//raʊndz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//raʊndz//
     
    past simple rounded
    BrE BrE//ˈraʊndɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈraʊndɪd//
     
    past participle rounded
    BrE BrE//ˈraʊndɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈraʊndɪd//
     
    -ing form rounding
    BrE BrE//ˈraʊndɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈraʊndɪŋ//
     
    Driving
     
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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. See related entries: Driving
  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. Word Origin Middle English: from the Old French stem round-, from a variant of Latin rotundus ‘rotund’. Phrasal Verbsround somethingoff (with something)round on somebodyround up somebody
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: round