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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyround off
he/she/itrounds off
present participlerounding off
past tenserounded off
past participlerounded off
  1. 1
    to end something in a satisfactory way
    round something off with something:

    They rounded off their six-game series with a stunning victory yesterday.

    round something off by doing something:

    Mr. Orme rounded off the evening by buying everyone a drink.

  2. 2
    to make an angle or surface curved and smooth

    Use a sharp knife to round off the edges.

  3. 3
    to change a number to the nearest whole number, or the nearest number ending in zero

    Well that comes to 169, so let’s round it off to 170.

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