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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theyround up
he/she/itrounds up
present participlerounding up
past tenserounded up
past participlerounded up

Related dictionary definitions

  1. 1
    to find and arrest people

    Dozens of political activists have been rounded up for questioning.

  2. 2
    to bring animals or people together in one place for a particular purpose

    I used to help round up the cows at milking time.

    Officials were also having trouble rounding up truck drivers to make the deliveries.

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any random process, such as a competition in which a name is drawn from a hat

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